Architessa's Chief Innovation Officer, Julie Taury spoke with The Wall Street Journal on the evolution of checkerboard tiles. From humble origins on 50s diner floors to a updated resurgence in the 2010s and beyond - check out all the latest insight into black and white checkerboard tile.
Checkerboard flooring, a trend popularized in the 2010s in kitchens and mudrooms, is undergoing a transformation as designers are opting for softer variations of the classic black-and-white pattern. While checkerboard floors have historically been associated with high-contrast designs, they are now also being used with softer palettes and lower-contrast variations. These floors are popular in transition spaces like entryways and porches. Designers are pairing materials like soft white marble with gray and beige limestone to achieve an elegant look with a more subdued appeal. The style can be executed at various price points, from high-end materials like Carrara marble to painted hardwood floors, providing homeowners with flexibility in adopting this enduring trend.
“The soft aesthetic will be around for a long time. There’s something about it that you wind up being drawn into a little bit.” - Julie Taury
You can find porcelain, ceramic, and natural stone checkerboard options in Architessa's Checkerboard Tile Collection.