Work It: Classic Black & White Checkered Kitchen Floors Looking Fantastic

published Aug 26, 2016
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Though it may not be your dream material, black and white tiles can be a very affordable choice when you need new flooring in your kitchen. Need proof? These eight rooms look fantastic with black and white floors. From simple spaces to bold, accessorized rooms, let these kitchens and their checkered floors inspire your own home. As you look through these examples, pay attention to the tile size and layout orientation; you’ll see a surprising variety of looks in these rooms.

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Eric & Patrick’s home has a kitchen with a black and white checkered floor. The pattern and the contrast play well with their bold design accessories and colorful art.

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Francesca’s rental kitchen could have been your standard, boring room, but the room’s designer opted for black and white checkered floors in the kitchen, and the result is a surprisingly sophisticated space despite its simplicity.

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One of the many great aspects to a checkered black and white floor is the ability to keep the rest of the kitchen sparse and simple; the contrasting tiles do a lot of the heavy visual lifting, as seen in Alex and Max’s home.

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Though this part of Roger and Chris’ home might more appropriately be described as the dining room, the checkered flooring extends throughout this space and into the kitchen, creating an eclectic decor mix with this couple’s modern farmhouse tastes. In other words, black and white flooring goes with a lot of different design styles.

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More proof of black and white checkered floor’s versatility is seen in David and Bethany’s home in the woods.

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Black and white checkered floors at a diagonal match the drama of the decor of the rest of the home in Liz and John’s home.

Black and white checkered tile flooring can embrace retro vibes like no other flooring material, as seen in Lori and Monte’s California home.

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Another great example of this affordable kitchen flooring choice creating visual interest in an otherwise simple and sparse room. Spotted in Carol and Phil’s Austin house.

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This ninth room is definitely not black and white! But it’s an example of how affordable tiles can be used with color, too. Or perhaps a patchwork of black, white and gray could bea fit for your home? This kitchen breakfast nook can be seen in Alyssa’s whimsical home.