When building or renovating a house you always want to make choices for flooring that are classic and timeless. It is time consuming and expensive to replace or refinish floors so this decision is super important. One style that will be a FOREVER classic is honed checkerboard marble flooring. I say honed because I find the polished versions to be too cold/bank-like. Softer grey and white versions, or matte black and white can really make a statement without being “trendy”. I’m replacing the floors in Henry’s bathroom with this look – although someday I hope to have an entry or kitchen with these kinds of floors. Here are some of my favorites to inspire you!
Ben Pentreath is basically the king of this… look at this stately London home that has it everywhere.
We designed the master bathroom of this spec house being built with checkerboard floors (and are currently doing a renovation of a kitchen with them too).
These are renderings done by the developer, but I can’t wait to see them actually installed! I love the mix of the natural wood with the more formal marble.
What do you think of this look? Timeless? Too much?