I’m excited to show you our checkerboard flooring that we’ve installed in our mudroom and home office additions, and introduce you to a new mini-series on TIDBITS all about black and white checkerboard flooring!
I’ve been obsessing over checkerboard flooring, and have subsequently learned a lot. This has left me with a desire to share it all with you.
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In this 6 day series about black and white checkered flooring, I’ve covered everything you need to know including checkerboard inspiration, tile material, design patterns, tile size, where to buy checkerboard tile, and more!
Today I simply want to share a look at the checkerboard flooring we’ve installed in this mudroom/storage room/office addition that we’ve added to our house.
Since designing this pole barn home ourselves and living here for almost 3 years, we’ve determined that we desperately needed these spaces. It was well worth the loss of our side porch.
Mr. TIDBITS created a frame under this long side porch, moved doors, and added all the electrical, walls, and windows to get it ready to design.
Our wrap-around porch is pretty large, and even though we lost this side portion, we still have plenty of front porch to enjoy our incredible view.
We hadn’t actually finished the porch before making the decision to do this, since it would have required removing material that we already bought and installed. We’re waiting on a little extra siding that we need to finish the new exterior as well.
Kevin has been hard at work laying this honed black and white marble that I picked out that extends the entire length of the addition. It looks absolutely gorgeous, and I especially love how the transition looks from our kitchen and living room wood flooring into this dramatic black and white tile.
Where did we buy our honed marble checkerboard flooring?
I ended up getting it from Stone Tile Depot, where I found the most affordable options for the real stuff. We grouted it with black grout, which I hope will be easier to keep looking nice for longer in a mudroom.
To me, this checkerboard pattern is both trendy and timeless.
Checkerboard tile is something you can find in Old World European design as well as in modern homes. It’s like a dream come true to see it coming together in my own home.
It may be some time before we finish building all the cabinetry, cubbies, shelves, and all the smaller projects needed to finish up these spaces, but I hope you’ll enjoy coming along for the ride!
I hope you’ll click around below so we can talk more about do-it-yourself living and design and more specifically, checkerboard flooring. I’d love to hear what you think of this look!
Day 1: Our Mudroom Checkerboard Flooring
Day 2: 12 Timeless Black and White Checkerboard Flooring Ideas
Day 3: Checkerboard vs Harlequin Flooring. What is the difference?
Day 4: How to Choose the Color, Material and Finish for your Checkerboard Floors
Day 5: How to Choose the right size of tile for your space
Day 6: Where to Buy Tile for Checkerboard Flooring