Vinyl composition tile offers a durable and inexpensive alternative to a two-toned ceramic-tile floor. To get the look of these small squares, use a vinyl tile cutter to slice 12-inch tiles into 4-inch ones.
Armstrong Standard Excelon Imperial Texture tiles in Dutch Delft and Butter Cream Yellow, about $45 for a carton of 45; efloors.com
. Roberts 30002 Vinyl Tile Cutter, about $50; homedepot.com