Firstly, we are innovators. We are always seeking a better way, a faster way, and a way that surpasses the expectations of the industry.


In 2012, Clay Imports was founded and developed by brothers Zac and Nick Barreiro out of a love for tile, an appreciation for craftsmanship, and a passion for international travel. By building a team of exceptional people and collaborating with artisans from around the world, we offer an authentic selection of handcrafted tiles and home goods consisting of high-quality materials and sustainable designs.

To this end, we aim to inspire outstanding spaces through the customizable tile and clay architectural products. We remain a locally owned and operated small business that strongly supports our communities in Austin, Texas, and Mexico.


To be nationally and internationally recognized as the tile experts by streamlining, modernizing and revolutionizing the process through which tile is made, selected, sold and installed..


By constantly innovating and refining our direct-from-factory shipping, trusted factory relationships, turnkey process from sales to installation, team of custom tile designers, robust online presence, digital showroom experience and never-before-seen satellite tile studio across the country, we will connect more people to more tile than heretofore possible. We will do this together, as a remarkable team of passionate tile experts in a socially and environmentally responsible way.


To change what folks imagine is possible from a tile brand. To create collaborations that go far beyond a backsplash. To connect the customer with artisans and simplify the process of acquiring handmade ceramics. Selling all original works to benefit both creator and consumer.


The language we speak, the music we listen to and how we solve problems is diverse. However, we share a common passion for tile, a love and curiosity of culture and travel and we always treat our team members and customers with respect..


For too many years the people we are sourcing from have been exploited and under represented. We are actively working towards fostering trusted collaborations that benefit the artisans and the communities with whom we develop products.

All decisions we make are to be aligned with socially and environmentally responsible practices. We want to be leaders of our industry as to how we treat our craftspeople and planet.