With over 20 years experience, John Buford opened Stone Cavern in 2005. His business is unique among other tile companies for it's dedication to full service and retail with the tile being guaranteed through the store. Stone Cavern offers design consultation, installation, and sales of stone, porcelain, ceramic, glass, and other exclusive tile. Please come by our store for a walk in visit to see everything we offer in person.
Full service retail and installation
North Carolina and Tennessee
2 Houzz Awards
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8 Reviews for Stone Cavern Tile & Stone Showroom
Worked with John and Carli at Stone Cavern on a new bathroom, now doing a different house with them - 4 bathrooms and an entryway. Love working with them: quality products, they know their stuff, and creative and fun collaborators.
As per recommendation of GC Bill Dacchille we purchased tile from The Stone Cavern. We added a bath, redid some bathroom flooring, added a wet bar backsplash and a kitchen backsplash. We found everything we wanted here and were delighted. In particular, I wanted my kitchen backsplash to be the statement. I bought very subtle quartz countertops, which I love. At The Stone Cavern I found unusual natural stone tiles to use as my backsplash. No 2 are alike and every day I find something new in the tiles I had not seen before. We are totally delighted with everything!
Stone Cavern provided and installed tile for three shower enclosures and bathroom floors. After listening to what we wanted they recommended tile style and pattern. They provided all materials and labor. The installers were professional and prompt. They did the work in a timely manner and also were neat and cleaned up after themselves. The results were fabulous and garner much praise from our friends. We have hired them again for our condominium renovation project.
Renovations are always more challenging than new construction, however John at Stone Cavern made our jobs appear effortless, with outcomes beyond expectation! During the construction phase, John maintained consistent contact, communicating and dealing with me via phone and photos, regarding the many nuances that our renovation encountered. During our many conversations, several smalll changes were made as we delved into the project. He blended our wishes and suggestions, along with his guidance into a first class finish! Specifically, the three jobs were the removal of a monolithic fiberglass shower enclosure, with replacement with a custom tiled installation aggrangement. This was the most physical, and potentially the messiest of the three major changes that we desired. His pleasant and communicative crew easily handled the tear out and removal with minimal clean up so the new construction phase could begin. The second task performed in our mountain home was the intallation of an antiqued cultured tin back splash in our kitchen. Many angles, cut-ins and overlays were required. The finished product looks very natural, original, and he has brought our kitchen to life! Again, the clean up was very minimal with a fantastic finished product look! The final task was the removal of a cultural marble inset from around the hearth area of our two-way fireplace. Via a friend who specializes in hand painted custom tiles, John was able to communicate with her exactly what and when he needed the hand painted tiles. He adroitly took over communication with her, removing me from the middle-man position, thus improving the time line, maximing efficiency, while sharpening the detail of the final product. The installation of these custom and special tiles onto a very uneven surface was a huge challenge, but with John's installation suggestions, he added a relief that we had not envisioned. His brillant expertise enabled the finished product to have a a suburb look to vastly exceed our original vision. Wow, what a great addition to our fireplace facade! John at Stone Cavern was highly recommended to us by a retired, local contractor and we would certainly extend our hardiest support for others to utilize his expert services in any type of project involving tile work. Simply stated, "He is the best!" R.W. Smith, PhD Banner Elk, North Carolina
We were the Califf job pictured... John Buford did a fantastic job finding beautiful tile in my budget while still keeping it elegant and creative. Both John, and the installer on our job, Alex, were prompt, meticulous, thorough and it was clear they cared about the details that were important to me. I would, and have already, recommended Stone Cavern to anyone looking for quality tiling in the High Country...
I am a GC who uses this company regularly
John and his crew at The Stone Cavern are excellent. They know how to work inside my budgets and on my time table. I regularly recommend them to my clients, and always know that my clients are in good hands.
Fuller& Fuller Inc
We can Highly recommend this company. Great selections, knowledgeable, fair prices, performs work on a timely basis and stands behind their work! My husband is a General Contractor and I am an Interior Designer. Over the last three years, we have used Stone Cavern on numerous construction and design projects, and have never been disappointed. When we recently built a new home for ourselves, we chose them to do the work. And, once again, we were extremely happy with the results! Vickie Fuller
John and his staff were so prompt, professional and helpful on our bathroom remodel. The selection of tile was very broad and he even special ordered tile to meet our desires. Would highly recommend them if you are in the Banner Elk, Blowing Rock area.