red and white checkerboard floorHere is a flooring question that keeps coming up:

Where can I buy a red-and-white checkerboard floor?

While I know of at least three suppliers of black-and-white checkerboard flooring that comes in big, wide one-piece vinyl sheets, the only way I know to do red-and-white checkerboard is to use individual tiles. In the photo above, reader Donna used Marmoleum tile — linoleum — to create the red-and-white checker board kitchen floor in her delightful 1965 kitchen. She edged it in charcoal linoleum. A second choice for resilient squares is vinyl composite tile from places like Armstrong — a very inexpensive solution. And, you have actual ceramic tile, arranged in checkerboards, as an option, too. One of the advantages of the black-and-white checkerboards on wide vinyl sheets is that, among the options, there are a variety of different sized squares. With the linoleum or vinyl tiles required for red-and-white, you are limited to 12″ squares, as far as I know. Back in the day, linoleum and vinyl squares were most often 9″, as far as I know. You can get this look for resilient tiles — but talk about work, I think you have to buy sheet flooring, then take it to a special water-cutting company to have it cut neatly into smaller squares.

  1. Sandy says:

    Looking for the red and white,can’t seem to find it trying to put 1940 Bungalow as it might have looked then.I would settle for the red with different colored splatters or with just the white splattered.I would love the floor to be shiny and most of the tiles are a matte finish.Do you think I am asking for to much.

  2. Simon says:

    I wish to buy some of your red and white cheaquered flooring i need 5 mtr in length and 2mtr wide can you give me a quote plz

  3. Pam Kueber says:

    Hi Simon, I don’t sell anything. Refer to the companies listed. Usually there are hotlinks to their sites, in blue.

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