To stain a hardwood floor in a checker board pattern can be fun. I did http://dchardwoodflooring.com/miniwax-color-chart/ this hardwood floor a while back. I call it “Purple haze”. It was inspired by the late great Jimi Hendrix. After it was finished, I do believe the owner placed a Jimi Hendrix poster on the wall which I thought was a great creative touch to complete the room.
As you can see the colors on this floor are not any colors that you can pick up at your local paint store. These colors were custom. But, no worries if the word “CUSTOM” scares you. DC Hardwood Flooring can use stock colors right off the shelf. We can even take two stock colors and mix them together to create a semi custom color.
To do this floor I laid it out as if I was laying out tile. Creating a center point in the middle of the room. What that does as you can see in the picture, the checker board squares hit the wall equally all the way around the room.
Once it is laid out it is time to stain the floor. And remember this not supposed to be scary. This is where the fun begins. Your color options can be limitless. A couple of things that you may want to think about is this, the two colors that you use should they be complementary colors or should they be contrasting colors.? Whatever colors you choose just remember this, I have never stained a floor an ugly color yet. You can also just use one color and have the opposite checker to be natural. Whatever you decide it is going to look awesome.
One of the things that people always ask me about is how do I keep the colors from bleeding over into the other colors. Sorry but that is a secret!