His idea became a reality when in 2001, Sampedro opened his first store, Valencia Clay Tiles in Miami Lakes, Florida. Valencia Clay Tiles solely distributed clay products, such as terracotta and ceramic tiles and fiberglass panels. A year later, Valencia Clay Tiles added a wider variety of surfaces, including porcelain products from Italy, Spain and Japan, glass, mosaics, and more. It was then when the company’s name changed to Valencia Coverings. Since then, Valencia Coverings has been recognized by designers, architects and other professionals in the field primarily due to our fabulous design studio and the incredible, unique selection of floors and wall coverings that we offer.