Today I want to talk about a decorating trend that I have noticed and absolutely adore: the black and white checkered floors. There’s a certain elegance and sophistication that this tile trend brings to just about every room where it is installed! Most often, the checkered tiles are installed diagonally but there is a Scandinavian kitchen you’ll see below that has them installed vertically.
This floor design can be done with bright black tiles or faded tiles, with a glossy finish or left natural.
Black and White Checkered Floors
Let’s take a look at some of the most common rooms where I see black and white checkered floors installed!
Want to make a stunning first impression? Consider doing your entryway or foyer flooring with this checkered look.
This is a unique wood and black checkered flooring example.
Checkered floor tiles also work really well in the bathroom.
These floors were glossed over to give them a shiny and upscale look.
Breakfast Nooks and Kitchens
I personally love the black and white checkered kitchen floor look the most! It gives the room a French feel to it.
This is a gorgeous Scandinavian kitchen with grid checkerboard floors.
What do you think of this flooring trend? Which room would you install checkered tiling in your home?
I LOVE black and white checkerboard floors – always wanted one in the kitchen of my 1900 shotgun home. I’d love the look of a “worn” and lived on floor. My kitchen is square with Benjamin Moore Van Deusen Blue walls, white cabinets and SS appliances. How would I know what size the squares should be? I’ve actually thought about painting the vinyl floor. Lots of thoughts – head spins with decisions. Thank you, my favorite is the Scandinavian Kitchen.
I also adore the look of black and white checker floors! Good question about the tiles – it looks like most of the prettier ones are about one foot squared! I’m sure you could ask your local hardware shop for advice :) Good luck with your remodel!
I am trying to replace a vinyl black and white checkered floor I put in my kitchen 20 years ago. Can’t find it now. Can you share where to purchase last 2 pictured ? Looking for high quality vinyl or ceramic 12×12. Not as concerned with price as how it looks.
LOVE! I already have this style in my entryway and kitchen. My kitchen has an Art Deco 50’s vibe and it’s perfect. I have had this for 10 years! So glad it’s popular. I picked what I really loved and I saw this look in many tv shows from the Art Deco era.