I was a little bored yesterday so I searched online for pics of marmoleum floors. I stumbled on this photo taken from the 1916 Portland Bungalow blog. Love love love this look for our future kitchen. Even the colors. I think we would consider doing the checkerboard at an angle. I've read that this makes the room look larger. With our limited kitchen square footage we need all the optical illusions we can to make the space look bigger than it is in reality!