While black and white are classic checkerboard color combinations. But if you want more floor fun, its time to become a little more adventurous with your painted floors and your choice of color combinations.
This article has tips, videos and a cheat sheet below for painted floorboards, vinyl flooring and even concrete.
Iconic color combinations often use white as the base color. Color combinations like blue and white, yellow and white, gray and white, red and white – even hot pink and white are used. But how about doing something really different like red and black, yellow and blue, chocolate and light blue?
Different shades of the same color are great if you prefer a subtle checkerboard pattern on your painted floors and want to hide any possible mistakes… not that you would make any, right?
Great for hiding dirt too. These painted floorboards are durable and incredibly practical.
Here’s a great video with less than perfect floorboards, and great tips on using a fast drying filler just perfect for the job.
You want them to look great at all times, especially in a kitchen where dirty floors really stand out.
You can halve the job by leaving your painted floorboards their original wood color and placing one color in your checkerboard pattern on top. That’s a 50% saving in your time and in paint.
Checkerboard patterns are great for concrete and vinyl flooring too, often forgotten, when it comes to sprucing up painted floors.
Below is a video on how to paint checkerboard floor freehand on a concrete floor. That’s right, no masking tape!
While the checkerboard pattern is perfect for painted floorboards, try it on concrete or vinyl flooring. I think checkerboard patterns look great on any flooring when done right.
You need to take a different approach to painting a concrete floor. Talk to your hardware supplier about painting vinyl flooring which uses specialty paints for lasting results.
Here’s is a cheat sheet of twelve pointers to help you on your way.