Suzanne’s cheery red, black and white checkerboard floor


We sure do love our checkerboard floors — lots of ways to play with this idea. Suzanne writes:
Hi, Pam — Here’s the checkerboard floor in my 1941 house in Burbank, CA.  Note the double border, my attempt to imitate Armstrong’s wonderful patterns of the period.  Anyone in the LA area looking for flooring will be delighted with the selection at Linoleum City.And here’s my restored 1940s O’Keefe & Merritt 6-burner 2-oven, 2-broiler beauty.  Keep up the good work! –Suzanne (Burbank, CA)

  1. Suzanne says:

    Hi, All-
    Thank you all for your encouraging comments. Will post more pix.
    Barbara–sorry you couldn’t get the link. Try LinoleumCity.com.
    California Kathy–the stove came from Savon Appliances in Reseda. Go to SavonAppliance.com. The Burbank store sells mostly washers & dryers (that’s where I got my “new” ’60s stacking Maytag), & the Reseda store sells mostly stoves. Mine was totally refurbished, & I had them paint the knobs & handles red.
    If you’d like to see a video narrative of the renovations on my house–including the pink bathroom–go to YouTube & key in REVA1040.

  2. Suzanne says:

    Hi, John–
    The linoleum squares are from Tarkett. I think they’re the industrial-strength ones. I wash it with white vinegar diluted in warm (not hot) water. Tarkett makes floor care products.
    BTW, I’m from Mass. also. Born in Haverhill & graduated from Wellesley High. I go back once or twice a year. Also lived on Beacon Hill a couple of doors down from a stop on the Underground Railroad.
    Good luck with your project,

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