WHO WE ARE


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.

VISION


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.

MISSION


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.

OUR PURPOSE


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.

WE ARE A COMPANY OF PEOPLE


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.

WE ARE POC-LED AND OPERATED


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.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT


We offer more than just tile, including a curated selection of handcrafted ceramics, furniture, and home goods. We provide personalized service to clients to aid in the curation of custom products, specifically for their project.

  • We encourage international travel and exchange between our employees, customers and producers.

We have a growing team of custom tile designers so we can offer our own exclusive lines of original products.

We ship directly from the factory. This eliminates the middle men and reduces excessive emmisions during transit.

We have built long standing relationships with our production partners. This allows us hands on invovlement during product development and quality control.

Our vision, in leading the industry, is one where all tile orders will be made to order. In turn, reducing a phenomenal amount of waste, while providing clients exactly what they want. This is a big vision! But, hey, that's what we do.

We offer more than just tile, including a curated selection of handcrafted ceramics, furniture, and home goods. We provide personalized service to clients to aid in the curation of custom products, specifically for their project.

We encourage international travel and exchange between our employees, customers and producers.

We have a growing team of custom tile designers so we can offer our own exclusive lines of original products.


We ship directly from the factory. This eliminates the middle men and reduces excessive emmisions during transit.

We have built long standing relationships with our production partners. This allows us hands on invovlement during product development and quality control.

Our vision, in leading the industry, is one where all tile orders will be made to order. In turn, reducing a phenomenal amount of waste, while providing clients exactly what they want. This is a big vision! But, hey, that's what we do.