3 places to buy black and white checkerboard floor tile – in resilient vinyl

black and white checkerboard floor tileIf you are designing a diner style retro kitchen, laundry room or even basement, you might want to consider this black-and-white floor tile in resilient sheet vinyl from Mannington, Armstrong, or Tarkett.

In my experience, sheet vinyl is low cost and super easy to keep clean. The Mannington design features 9″ squares — this was the classic, mid-centurblack and white checkerboard floory scale. Other makers have larger, 12″ squares. And Armstrong has both solid and marbleized squares to choose from. You also can achieve the black and white checkerboard look using 12″ x 12″ VCT tiles, which are going to require regular polishing and buffing… in lineoleum from Forbo/Marmoleum or Armstrong… or by using ceramic tile, which will be harder under foot.



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  1. Travis says

    Thanks much for posting this information. I have been looking for a couple months for small, true black and true white check with no luck. Found this article yesterday and last night found a store that carries Mannington. I’m in Los Angeles and the store actually keeps the Mannington Checkpoint floor in stock as they supply the studios with flooring. This will be installed in my 1951 kitchen and laundry room as soon as I can get an install appointment.

  2. mary wellman says

    I am looking for large retro black and white laminate flooring for my farmhouse I want to do my dining area my kitchen and my bathroom in this design. need help locating

    Thankyou, Mary Margaret Wellman RN MI

    • pam kueber says

      Mary, we don’t sell anything here. You need to refer to the sources listed in the story. Note, I do not write about laminate flooring, it’s not a vintage style material.

    • says

      You might want to try VCT black and white — it’s very inexpensive, easy to DIY, retro, and many places stock it. We put it in our forties cottage kitchen and love it.

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