Is there a clear top coat that will bond to a copper penny floor??

We are in the process  of laying a copper penny floor in our entryway.

Is there a clear coat for the uppermost layer that will bond to the pennies, and stand up to foot traffic and cleaning?

Thank you for your time and consideration!


Burf3 years ago

As the others have said, an epoxy coating is your most viable solution. However, there are a few issues you should consider; an epoxy top coat can be very slippery, especially when wet; epoxy doesn't breathe and if the floor doesn't have a vapor barrier underneath, de-lamination may be a problem, and lastly, be prepared for sticker shock.

Epoxy floor coatings run about $100+ per gallon and cover around 250 square feet on bare concrete. Filling all those voids between the pennies will decrease the coverage exponentially.

iceng3 years ago

Yes, do epoxy because pennies after 1982 are not copper and in the presence of water and shoe dirt begin to disintegrate in less then a lustrum.

iceng iceng3 years ago

Less then 5 yrs

Use a clear 2 part epoxy.