If 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-century 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.
Click the following links to get the manufacturers who make these patterns:
- Mannington Checkpoint [appears to be discontinued]
- Tarkett Fiber Floor Checker Berry design
- Armstrong – several designs — Armstrong seems to have black and white checkerboards in a number of lines. They also have marbleized (vs solid) checkerboard.