Buena Tile + Stone

tile | stone | design

Product

Buena Tile + Stone directly imports the majority of our stone inventory from around the world.  These relationships and visits to quarries + processors allow us to offer not only the highest quality product in each category, they allow us to customize texture, formatting, thickness and edging for indoor + outdoor, commercial and residential projects. We invite you to visit our showrooms to see for yourself why stone quality matters.  Shown below are our preferred vendors who complement our own import program with their own versions of high end Concretes, Porcelains, Ceramics, Glass + Mosaics.  You may click through any of the images below to find product information for color, size and trim as well as project suitability and technical information.

American Olean

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Everitt & Schilling

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Original Mission Tile

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Trend

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Akdo

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Hirsch

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Original Style

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Walker Zanger

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Arto

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Lunada Bay

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Rookwood

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Zen Paradise

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Ergon

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Marazzi

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Roca

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Design

Commercial

Buena has participated in a tremendous range of projects since 1976: institutional, hospitality, medical + restaurants along with tenant improvement projects of all types; we can not only supply product, we are experts in specification and technical processes.  Design-Supply and project value-engineering services are available.

Custom Residential

Estate homes, whether they are on the beach, in wine country or on a ranch tucked into the hillsides and canyons of the Central Coast, these homes are a strength of ours.  Stones manipulated to the desire of the owner or designer; concrete + high-fired pavers for a lifetime of use; bespoke design elements and product sourcing are available to make your signature project just that: Yours.

Residential Rehab

Just like you, we live in homes that need remodeling.  We work with architects, designers + contractors to transform your space into your dream and not just your budget.

Pricing + Services

Buena Tile + Stone offers a package of design services tailored to the needs of each client. These services are complementary upon the purchase of materials and the price listed next to each represents the upfront charge for each activity. All charges are reimbursed based on purchase threshold. – Specification writing and library services are available upon request.

Appointments

There is no charge for a design appointment at Buena. A staff designer will be made available for an appointment if one is scheduled. Walk-ins are on a first-come basis with the designers on staff that day. After hour appointments are available.

In preparation for your appointment: Magazine clippings or a Houzz account are very useful to understand your goals.

The swatches of materials on your project: paint colors, cabinetry samples, countertop swatch + fabric are all good examples of design coordinates to bring.

Any blueprints or project drawings (even a hand-sketch) are quite useful for determining space and budget.

Site Visits

Santa Barbara and Ventura local markets: $150

Out-markets: $250

National + International sites: At market rate

The site visit is utilized to understand the environment that the project is part of. Pictures, measurement of the space, design elements and color palette are part of the process (Fully refundable).

Project Drawings

$150 per bathroom; $300 for whole floor/patio. CAD or Color Renderings are developed to provide an overview of format and layout to give the end user a better idea of the space. In conjunction with a color board or samples, the client should have a strong idea of space realization. In addition, shop drawings give the client a superior tool in getting qualified bids and project expectations achieved (Fully refundable).

Note: drawings remain the property of Buena Tile until a 25% deposit, based on the estimated job value, has been received.

Product Design

Because of our relationships with factories, Buena has the ability to design products unique to the end user’s needs: our stone quarries, concrete plants, glass suppliers and ceramic artisans all are capable of producing unique, one-of-a-kind concepts that will add a signature element to your project. These material customizations can be accomplished for modest supplements to your project budget. In addition to the factory production, after market water-jetting can provide project enhancement. 

Custom design pieces are charged a strike-off cost to capture the cost of the production. That sample will be credited back upon the placement of the order. International freight will not be credited if used.

If you desire copyrighted material for your business or project, we will be happy to work with your agency or designer to produce your logo, signage or other signature feature.

Contractor Referrals

We are limited in our ability to refer contractors because they are not employees of ours. However, we will provide 2-names as a reference for bidding purposes. We accept no responsibility for any claims against a contractor, nor will Buena be responsible for the performance of any contractor’s work. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for all company policies.

Forensics

There are many opportunities for projects to have issues: leaking in showers or on decks; cracking + heaving floors; delamination of material from the substrate, etc. Failures or issues with a tile installation are not always what they appear to be and at times it takes an expert to analyze just what went wrong. Buena utilizes the recommendations of the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) as the industry reference for installation processes. In turn, the TCNA will, at their discretion, utilize a particular manufacturer’s guidelines when and if they go beyond the TCNA requirements.

Manufacturer’s warranties are a valuable protection against failure and we encourage their use on all installations.

Costs for forensic evaluation vary according to need. Many times a tech rep for the manufacturer can make a site visit at no charge to investigate if it is warranty work on product we have sold. If the project was not supplied by Buena, then a quotation will be prepared in advance.

Quotations for insurance case preparation are $250.

Technical + Maintenance

Buena Tile + Stone represents the best installation system manufacturers in our industry.  We also utilize the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) handbook as our reference point for technical specifications.  The brand icons to the right will all carry their specification, warranty and MSDS information.  Buena’s limited liability accepts no responsibility or liability for any and all claims outside of the manufacturer’s written warranty.

Events

 5/30/15– Ditra Heat Training. Get more info on training.

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