Elevate your space with the timeless charm of a checkerboard floor! At Katrina & Co., where we live and breathe design, we understand the transformative power of a well-curated interior. If you desire a touch of classic beauty, diving into the world of checkerboard flooring might be your next design adventure. Before you begin on this DIY journey, let's delve into the steps of painting a checkerboard floor, a project that not only brings personality to your space but also reflects your unique style. Follow along for a step-by-step guide to achieving this timeless look in your home – a touch of livable luxury made for everyday living!

Begin your checkerboard floor journey by clearing the canvas! If you currently have any old carpet, it's time to bid it farewell. Ripping up the carpet and exposing the raw floor is the initial step in creating a stunning checkerboard pattern. Once cleared,  ensure the floor is not only bare but also clean and smooth. Think of it as a fresh start, the foundation for the masterpiece you're about to create. With a clean slate, you're ready to infuse your space with the timeless charm of a checkerboard floor.

With your canvas cleared and prepared, it's time to lay down the foundation of your checkerboard masterpiece! The second step in this DIY adventure is to paint the entire floor with the base layer of white. Think of it as setting the stage for the timeless drama that the checkerboard pattern will bring to your space. At Katrina & Co., we adore the purity and crispness of white – it serves as a versatile backdrop for the deeper hues we often incorporate into our designs.

Now that your floor is a pristine white canvas, let's dive into the third step – mapping out the iconic checkerboard pattern. At Katrina & Co., precision is key. Use a sample tile piece to outline your diamonds, ensuring everything is lined up and straight. This attention to detail guarantees a flawless and professional finish to your design. Then, grab some painter's tape to tape them out.

PRO TIP: Use a 12 x 12 tile, can go up to 24 x 24. We do not recommend going less than 12 inches unless used for a smaller area, like a bathroom.

As you dive into the fourth step of your checkerboard floor project, painting the designated tiles black is where the magic truly unfolds. At Katrina & Co., where we believe in the power of contrasts, this step is about infusing depth and sophistication into your space.

PRO TIP: As you apply the paint, rip off the painter's tape promptly to ensure a flawless finish with no peeling.

Congratulations on reaching the final step of your checkerboard floor masterpiece! At Katrina & Co., we understand that the last touch is just as crucial. Now, it's time to lock in the paint's vibrancy and protect your hard work. Apply a sealant over the entire floor, ensuring longevity and durability. At Katrina & Co., we used a semi-gloss finish to give that perfect sheen. This step not only safeguards the rich black and crisp white hues but also adds a subtle sheen, enhancing the overall aesthetic. Once the sealant is dry, step back and admire the finished look.

Revel in the transformation of your space into a haven of livable luxury, where modern coastal aesthetics seamlessly blend with refined charm. Your floor is not just a surface; it's a canvas reflecting your personal style, crafted with precision and expertise. Well done!

Want more inspiration? Check out our pinterest to see other beautiful, high contrast checkerboard floors!    


February 01, 2024 — Katrina Morris

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