Add some colors with checkerboard flooring kitchen

Checkerboard flooring in the kitchen can add an elegant or fun touch to this very important room. Your kitchen flooring needs to be durable and best of all easy to clean. One design approach that’s making a comeback is a checkerboard flooring kitchen look. Checkerboard flooring doesn’t have to be black and white; it can be any color combination that works for you. Black and white flooring in your kitchen gives a clean, bright look, but don’t feel constrained by those colors.


Kitchen black and white flooring is popular, but maybe it’s time to start your own trend. It is amazing how flooring trends, just like fashion trends keep reappearing after some intervals. Just when they think that they have disappeared into the labyrinths of extinct fashion forever, they make a dramatic reappearance.


Checkerboard flooring kitchen can be a style statement


Kitchens are one of the most important rooms in the entire house and aren’t just for eating in anymore. The kitchen area can be a meeting place, used for crafts and homework, and a place to hang out. Everyone knows parties always migrate to the kitchen! That’s why it is so important to choose flooring that fits the personality and feel of your family and home. Creativity is very important and there are many ways that you can show your creativity through your kitchen flooring choice. Have you considered a checkerboard flooring? There are so many colours to mix and match from, that the very idea is quite consuming. If you have a bit of creativity in you, the possibilities it presents are limitless.


A checkerboard flooring kitchen makes a statement about your family and home. The retro feel of a checkerboard flooring kitchen can help you to have a foundation for decorating your kitchen in the ’50s style, complete with a jukebox, though you don’t have to go in that decorating direction. Checkerboard flooring can be done in any color combination and can go with just about any decorating style. You are only limited by your creativity and imagination. For people out there who are a bit confused with the overwhelming number of options out there, can always the seek of a professional interior decorator or better still, use the internet. It is a free resource that offers abundant options and tips how to choose the perfect flooring. Once you go through various blogs and forums on checkerboard flooring kitchen, you will get an idea as to what color combination may work for your kitchen. You can go ahead from there.

If you are looking for a clean, contemporary look, you might consider installing black and white flooring in your kitchen. Kitchen black and white flooring makes the room feel updated, clean, and neat. Black and white vinyl tiles can be laid in a checkerboard pattern or any other pattern to create a room that is contemporary, sleek, and interesting. If you want to make your kitchen look brighter and more interesting, you will want to consider using black and white flooring in your kitchen.


Using floor tiles creatively will help you to create a kitchen floor that others will be envious of. You are only bound by your creativity when deciding what pattern or design to arrange the tiles in. Using tiles of varying colors and hues help to create texture and interest in the kitchen. It gives the room a personality and feel all its own, which makes your friends and family want to be in the room. Whether you just make a border around your kitchen or you create a more intricate pattern or design, you will have a kitchen floor that is one of a kind made just for you.


Consider checkerboard flooring kitchen while renovating


Changing your kitchen flooring is a great way to change the entire look of the room. Most people don’t think of changing flooring when they want to quickly update a room, but your flooring choice can make a huge impact on the feel of the room. Making a pattern or design using flooring makes a room feel more interesting. You can use vinyl tiles, ceramic tiles, or even different finishes of hardwood flooring or stone tiles to make a checkerboard pattern or a design in your kitchen. They are not too much costly and hence it allows you the financial freedom to experiment a bit with various colours and patterns.


Whether you choose to have a checkerboard flooring kitchen, black and white flooring in your kitchen, or another pattern, you will have a kitchen that is full of interest and texture when you choose to use different colors and finishes in creating your floor. If you are looking for a way to make your kitchen into a masterpiece, then adding a patterned floor is a great choice for you.

81 thoughts on “Add some colors with checkerboard flooring kitchen”

  1. Hi Matt,
    Big tiles in small rooms might not really be a problem. 10×10 is small, there isn’t much you can do to harm that fact. The biggest thing is that with such a small room, you’re not going to be using that many tiles. You’ll still have your checkerboard effect, but it may not look quite as impressive as it might with smaller tiles. I can’t say “no! don’t do it!!”. It’s a personal call and it’s going to depend on if you like the effect. If you feel really creative, you could always get some posterboard, old cardboard, etc. and cut them to 16″x16″ – have dark ones and light ones. Lay them on the floor and see what you think. It might sound weird, but it will give you a much better ‘visual’ on whether or not you think you’d like it.

  2. I have a checkerboard floor in my kithchen…..I recently painted the walls a pale yellow and added 3″ x 6″ black ceramic tiles around the counters as a back splash…….it is awesome!!!
    But now I need to replace some of the tiles, and NO ONE has them anymore……I even went online to Armstrong…….Lowes and Home Depot do not carry them anymore :(
    Where can I get some??? (These are peel and stick vinyl 12″ X 12″)

  3. Hi Davieguy,
    I don’t suppose you recall who the manufacturer is? Look on ebay – I know there was a seller there that had checkerboard tiles. Earlier in this thread, was also mentioned.
    Hah! I looked on ebay – check out the listings when you search for black white tile*, such as this:|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

  4. I want to do my front porch in a checkerboard design. The porch is concrete and covered on top but the sides are open. I was wondering if the vinyl checkerboard is what I should get or something a little more sturdy? Also, will it stick to concrete?

  5. Hi Donna, Have you considered painting a checkerboard pattern? Or staining the concrete? Please have a look at my Concrete Flooring article for additional ideas.

    If you wish to go with the vinyl, you will need to repair any cracks or low spots in the concrete and if the concrete is uneven, you will need to use a self-leveling compound which will allow you to have a nice, even surfact to work with.

  6. Hi, I love the idea of checkboard flooring. Thank you for this article.
    Speaking of green, does anyone make a green and white checkerboard vinyl?

  7. Hi Proberta, green and white checkerboard vinyl is a great idea – I don’t know but you could probably do a Google search and find some great ideas or just consult with a local flooring or home improvement store.

  8. Ok Now I am not sure after reading your recent comments. I am planning on putting a black and white checkerboard floor in my small kitchen (9.5×18.5 ft) but I thought the small tiles (12 x 12) would make the room look too busy so I have been looking for the bigger (18 x18 OR 15 x 15) tiles. Would I even have much of a pattern with my small kitchen? I can’t find the big tiles anywhere anyway. Which would look better? Thanks

  9. HI Marlene, I don’t think the 12×12 tiles are so small that they will make your kitchen look “busy”. You may not have much of a pattern but they will still give your kitchen a distinctive look.

  10. I want to lay black and white checkerboard flooring over existing linoleum in the kitchen of a rental house. My problem is that the sides scoop up about an inch and a half at the walls, making me think that the only way to do this is to lay roll-out vinyl flooring, which I don’t think will look as crisp as the tiles. Thoughts? Thanks in advance.

  11. I am considering a checker board design for my new kitchen.. It is a period home from the 1940’s and has high ceiling and a very regal air to it..with a very shabby edge.. we have stipped back three layers of lino tiles.. and found that the original flooring was checker board.. the kitchen is dark and the cupboards are white.. should I go with checkboard or the wooden finish lino.. anyone with thoughts.. for this first time renovator..!

  12. Michelle,
    I mention in the article “You are only limited by your creativity and imagination.” I would search the internet for checkerboard patterns. I am sure you will see something that sparks your creativity and imagination.

  13. Hi! We are putting in 12 x 12 lino tiles in our kitchen which is 11 x 23. I have picked my colors of a light green called spearment and a pale yellow called sunlight. My question is I can’t decide if I want a traditional checkerboard or predominantly green with the yellow thrown in a random pattern. I live in a 1911 home. Any thoughts on which would be the best? Also, is there a free site on the internet where I could see what each would look like? Thanks so much! Jackie

  14. Jackie,
    What a wonderful dilemma to be presented with. The research for this should at the very least be inspiring.
    I suggest a search using Google and click on Images with your search terms. It is a fabulous resource for finding vintage flooring ideas.

  15. Hi Flooring Lady,
    I am the seller on eBay who has
    been selling black/white checkered
    flooring for years. I just wanted
    to say a big thank you for all the
    new customers I have met from your site.
    The black/white checkered flooring I
    sell is the continuous vinyl with a 9″
    pattern. I carry it in 2 widths. 8′ for
    smaller bathrooms/laundry and 12′ width
    for garages, kitchens, beauty salons, tattoo
    shops, etc.
    My office is in Southern California but I ship
    this out of the east coast where it is less
    expensive for me to house. This is the only
    flooring I carry. It is a commercial grade
    and I have samples I can mail to anyone.
    Priced per LINEAR FT. NOT Sq. Ft.
    Smiles and thanks again Flooring Lady for this
    Michele Craft
    Craft Enterprises
    [email protected]
    or [email protected]
    eBay user ID: TIKITOESCA
    and eBay user ID: CRAFTENTERPRISES

  16. what colours could I paint my kitchen walls if I had a predominently white ceramic floor with black accents, and backsplash is mostly white with a black design? Cabinetry is white, coutertop is black….

  17. Ok, I’m desperate here and need help. I have a decent size eat-in kitchen that has black and white 8″ checkerboard floors. Currently, it has white cabinets (the nasty 80’s style melamin with the oak strip) and white countertops.
    I am going to replace the doors and countertops. What do I do about the doors? Should I stick with white? Am I “safe” to have wood? If so, what colour stain? If I go with wood (my preference would be dark, or medium-dark), what do I pick for a countertop?

  18. I was wondering if it was more accurate to do a black and white checkerboard pattern in vinyl or in ceramic in a 1952 kitchen? We are about to redo the kitchen and I want to try and stay as accurate as possible (while keeping it stylish too!). Thank for any info.


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