How To Use Checkerboard Flooring Without Affecting Interior Proportions
Bringing the bold checkerboard floor design into any interior space does require some planning. Whether opting for the classic black and white checkerboard vinyl or a different coloured checkered flooring, it’s important to remember that scale is everything.
While the checkerboard floor design is a perfect way to easily create a statement in an interior, without measuring scale properly, proportions can be skewed. The repeated pattern has the power to emphasise space but it can also drastically make a space appear claustrophobic.
Therefore, you should apply the rule that the larger the room is the larger the checkerboard patterned tile should be.
Bedrooms and living rooms are generally off-limits for checkerboard flooring in interior design. This is because more often than not these spaces contain more furniture and patterns which results in the spaces looking quite chaotic with the addition of checkerboard tiles.
On the other hand, hallways and kitchens and any other open rooms are a perfect choice for applying checkerboard vinyl or checkered tiles.
The Hermitage: Marble Checkerboard Flooring Project
This is an example of an interior design project we were commissioned whereby an existing hallway flooring was to be replaced with a checkerboard marble tile. Drawing on the beautiful period features such as the staircase, we designed the hallway to have a ‘period modern’ atmosphere.
As you can see from the flooring that was used, thanks to the addition of the natural lighting in the space, the end result was one that had a bold impact. Upon entering this property, the sophisticated checkered flooring with the addition of modern furnishings fulfilled our desired interior outcome perfectly.