Penny Floor

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Introduction: Penny Floor

About: I like to turn trash into useful treasures. I believe less gives you time for MORE in your life. I love riding motorcycles.

I did the math and decided pennies would cost less than a lot of other flooring.

Step 1:

I did not want to crawl around on the floor any more that I had to so I organized the pennies in a cookie sheet. I stuck them to a piece of contact plastic and made me some tile like squares.

Step 2:

I got my husband's rolling stool he uses to work on cars, and went backing and forth gluing down the "tiles".

Step 3:

I used a level and piece of board to hold the pennies tight while the glue set up enough to keep them in place. I learned this the hard way. Otherwise the pennies tended to float and spread out were I would have to cut pennies to fit. NOT fun. I tried to grout but with my tight pattern, nothing to grout. Three coats of poly and done. 3 months and $300 bucks later. Just for the pennies, then there was glue, contact plastic, and poly.

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29 Discussions

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SqueakerLife
SqueakerLife

Question 2 years ago on Introduction

When you say contact plastic, do you mean like the sheets you stick to shelves or windows?

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YdnicR
YdnicR

Reply 5 months ago

yes, that is right

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ClydeR11
ClydeR11

Answer 2 years ago

yes, that is what I use to hold the pennies together to place them on the floor.

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maverick71421
maverick71421

2 years ago

I really think this is awesome!!! you must have a lot of patience, im guessing it was a long project.

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YdnicR
YdnicR

Reply 5 months ago

It took about 3 months, there comes a point of no return, you have invested so much time and effort, you have to finish. THANKS!

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ClydeR11
ClydeR11

Reply 2 years ago

It took me 3 months.

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OneBirdieMa
OneBirdieMa

3 years ago

Spectacular! Thank you so very much!!!!

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Lozchik
Lozchik

3 years ago

Wow. This floor looks really cool. I've seen smaller projects coated with pennies, but not an entire floor. Seeing as not many people really use pennies, tiling the floor with them makes sense.

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Imerrymary2
Imerrymary2

3 years ago

Last month I visited the new location of Green Man Brewery in Asheville NC and at least one of their large landings on the way upstairs is covered in pennies. Many people on the tour commented on it. It was very impressive.

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YdnicR
YdnicR

Reply 3 years ago

I get a lot of compliments. The first thing they do is drop down and touch it then then next is whip out their phone for a photo. It is my best project yet for sure. Thanks for your interest.

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gm280
gm280

3 years ago

WOW, I bet that cost a pretty penny. Sorry I had to do it.

Looks pretty good though. Do you know how many pennies you used?

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YdnicR
YdnicR

Reply 3 years ago

LOL and quite a few ugly pennies too.

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YdnicR
YdnicR

Reply 3 years ago

30,000 give or take. Plus 4 dimes in a tight spot.

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gm280
gm280

Reply 3 years ago

Nice. I would have removed every penny dated before 1982. Because before that, they were actually made with copper. And they are worth more then face value. But that is just my warped thinking.

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YdnicR
YdnicR

Reply 3 years ago

I started to but I started to go blind and gave up. I can pop them off if need be.

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isychia
isychia

Reply 3 years ago

it would be technically illigal to use those pennies as legal tender after doing this, just so you know, at least in the U.S. :)

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marjorieallea
marjorieallea

3 years ago

Just awesome! About how many pennies per square foot tile? You're right, the cost of tile these days....

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YdnicR
YdnicR

Reply 3 years ago

324 a square foot. You can use less and grout but I found it easier to butt them up against each other and I liked the look and not having to grout was nice. Plus I liked the different colors of the pennies and grout can have sand that can clean the pennies more that I wanted.

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Chickim
Chickim

3 years ago

Was the contact side up or down when you glued them in place? I love this look and want to do something similar in my kitchen.

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YdnicR
YdnicR

Reply 3 years ago

The plastic is just to keep them all together so you don't have to put them down one by one. It is on top and I remove it after I glue the pennies to the floor.