If you are re-doing your kitchen, bathroom or laundry room, you need to consider checkerboard floors. This is a HUGE trend that is making its way back in 2021. Checkerboard floors will give your space texture, dimension and flare. They add a nostalgic feel to any home that everyone LOVES. The black and white checkerboard pattern makes your house instantly feel like home.
If you decide to try checkerboard floors, your space will have a timeless, romantic feel that everyone dreams of. We hope these spaces will inspire you to take the risk and go for it.
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Checkerboard Kitchen Floor
This first space is STUNNING. The real catch is that the checkerboard floors are PAINTED ON. I love the design and feel of this space. The retro and traditional decor mix so well together. The checkerboard floors add the perfect pattern to finish out this space. CLICK HERE to see the full space.
This bathroom is TO DIE FOR. I am a sucker for a bathroom with checkerboard flooring. The tile makes this bathroom feel so luxurious and put together. Every detail is perfect for this space. I love that it feels modern but timeless, all thanks to the checkerboard floors. CLICK HERE to view the image.
I would love a kitchen like this! This space is so inspiring. The black and white checkerboard floors truly make this kitchen SHINE. I also love the vertical shiplap walls and the open shelving. Both of these elements add a warmth to the checkerboard floors. I would love to cook a meal in this kitchen! CLICK HERE to view the original image.
Black and White Checkerboard Floor
If you are a sucker for a beautiful, timeless kitchen, you're in for a treat. This kitchen is absolutely gorgeous. The checkerboard floors add so much to this kitchen. They add a luxurious, old fashioned feel to a modern kitchen. The black and white tile pairs perfectly with the gray cabinets. To view the original image CLICK HERE.
WOW! This space is giving me all the feels. I love the bohemian vibes this burnt orange checkerboard tile is giving me. This bold choice pays off in a huge way! The room is very minimalistic, but the tile gives it the flare it needs. To say I am obsessed with this checkerboard floor is an understatement. CLICK HERE to view the entire blog post.
This next space is a dream come true for all my moody lovers out there. The black walls are gorgeous and the checkerboard floors add a timeless element. Entryways are normally bright and airy and I am loving this traditional, inspiring space. CLICK HERE to view the original post.
What a unique space! Right when I saw this image, I was inspired. This space makes you want to create, design and build something with your hands. I love the tan checkerboard floors against the neutral color palette the room provides. Everything meshes so well together and I am drawn to this room. CLICK HERE to view the original post.
All white rooms are a huge trend right now and I love how this space screams minimalism. The design is fantastic and the black and white checkerboard floors add a modern touch to a neutral room. The black and white play so nicely together. Everything about this room screams downtown NYC flat. CLICK HERE to view the original post.
Dining rooms are made for checkerboard floors. I cannot put into words how much I love this dining room. The long table is perfect for entertaining and the windows bring in so much natural light. The wood table pairs perfectly with the black and white checkerboard floors. It is a match made in heaven. CLICK HERE to view the original post.
Last but not least, get inspired by this laundry room! If this doesn't make you want to do laundry, I don't know what will. I am in love with these checkerboard floors. They make a huge statement in a small space. CLICK HERE to view the original image.
What Does the Checkerboard Pattern Mean?
CRAZY! I had no idea where the checkerboard pattern came from.
The checkerboard pattern was adopted by second wave Ska musicians and fans as a graphic symbol of the scene bringing together blacks, whites, and other people of color as statement against racial segregation.
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How Do You Paint Checkerboard Patterns on Hardwood Floors?
How To Paint A Checkerboard Floor
- Materials: Semigloss or latex paint, triangle and straight-edge rulers, chalk or painter's tape and a small sponge roller.
- Step 1: Select two complementary shades of paint. ...
- Step 2: Paint the entire floor with two coats of the lighter color and let dry completely.
- Step 3: Map out grid. ...
- Step 4: Apply darker shade.
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What Colors Go with Checkerboard Floors
In a kitchen, pair a black and white checkerboard floor with a bright red or golden yellow color on the walls to warm up the space. In a bathroom, go with an aqua or turquoise shade to brighten up a black and white floor.
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We hope this gives you the courage to put in checkerboard floors! We know you will love them!
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