11 of the best black and white chequered floors

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11 of the best black and white chequered floors

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Private Residence - Jersey Classic style living room by Artisans of Devizes Classic
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Classic American diners, Scandinavian bathrooms and grand lobbies and entrance galleries all have one thing in common—back and white chequered floors can give them the statement they're looking for. The classic, large-scale black and white chequered floors are an all-time design favourite of interior designers and architects everywhere, but some might wonder how applicable their nature might be?

Not only is any chequered pattern easy to lay yourself, but these black and white tiles—whether they're linoleum, vinyl, wood or raw stone—tend to be easy on the budget, and even easier on the eyes. Scroll through all the venues, ways and styles that black and white chequered tiles are perfect for and before you know it, you'll be headed to your local tile shop!

Oh, and don't forget that homify has plenty more wall and floor inspiration where that came from!

1. Medium-sized for the bathroom

Go for smaller black and white tiles for smaller bathrooms. These tiles also work well with the white walls and brick work so well that you barely notice the stark nature of the black appliances!

2. An entrance fit for a king

Black and White Hallway Design Ideas Classic style corridor, hallway and stairs by IONS DESIGN Classic Marble
IONS DESIGN

Black and White Hallway Design Ideas

IONS DESIGN

The height of this entrance is what really draws your attention, but the monochromatic chequered floor really brings the space to life and shows the classier side of black and white tile work.

Looking for some art for your floors—maybe a cool mosaic, or small-scale tile art? Look no further!

3. Small, yet make a statement

If black isn't so much your cup of tea, then minimise the black by choosing a tile pattern that allows the white to show through!

4. For a rustic, vintage look

Adding a bit more black than in the above example, this tile work is perfect for this modern/rustic bathroom. It's also perfectly eccentric by the iron detail of the singer sewing machine!

5. Make sure it all works together

An interesting use of large-scale black and white tiles in this small ktichen space is offset and balanced by the continuance of the black and white colour scheme in the foyer and corridor areas!

6. Large-scale chequered

Tora Blue Limestone floor tiles in a tumbled finish. Classic style living room by Artisans of Devizes Classic
Artisans of Devizes

Tora Blue Limestone floor tiles in a tumbled finish.

Artisans of Devizes

In larger rooms where you can't seem to decide on tiles, black and white chequered are perfect. At first glance you might think it's too much, but the larger the room and the more natural light make these tiles look grandiose. 

7. Don't forget the walls!

Why not switch it up a bit by adding some black and white work on your walls? We suggest trying this in bathrooms and kitchens, where tiles can handle the hot and humid environment.

8. Small and mighty

modern  by Dynamic444, Modern
Dynamic444

Bathrooms/ Dynamic444

Dynamic444

Über modern and super fun, these small-scale black and white tiles pack a lot of punch in this small area! The medium-grain wood and glass partition make everything stand out! What a great visual environment!

9. Stick to grey-scale

modern  by Dynamic444, Modern
Dynamic444

Bathrooms/ Dynamic444

Dynamic444

Similar to the above pattern, this designer has opted for a grey-scale tile rather than stark black and white. And we love it!

10. Perfectly traditional

Limestone floor and wall tiles Classic style bathroom by Artisans of Devizes Classic
Artisans of Devizes

Limestone floor and wall tiles

Artisans of Devizes

Super traditional with hints of exaggerated detail, this black and white pattern works incredibly well with a black, claw foot tub and exposed piping as a modern towel rack.

11. Monochromatic interiors

Tora Blue Limestone floor tiles in a tumbled finish. Classic style living room by Artisans of Devizes Classic
Artisans of Devizes

Tora Blue Limestone floor tiles in a tumbled finish.

Artisans of Devizes

Beautiful and grand, yet subtle. This room could be used for numerous things—a game room, a living room, or an elegant lobby in a larger home—either way, the black and white tiles make it work. The black detailing around the windows, doors and baseboards work well with the lighter top of the room! It's all about the details.

We hope if you weren't already convinced about the power of black and white tile before this, that you are now. Perfect for any room, easy to maintain and working with tons of different styles and design schemes—monochromatic life is here to stay!

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