(Closed) Penny Floors – Weird Or Cool?

posted 4 years ago in Home
  • poll: Yay or No F'n Way
    Love it! Put this in the plus column! : (70 votes)
    49 %
    Wtf?!? Calculate how much it would cost to replace. Put this is the negative column! : (72 votes)
    51 %
  • Post # 3
    2000 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I love the look!!!!! But does it have some sort of clear coating on top or is it just coins glued to the floor? If it has some sort of coating, perfect. If not, I would be very concerned about cleaning between the crevices, probably enough to opt out of having such floors. 

    Post # 4
    5068 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    It’s funky…I’ve never seen anything like it. 

    Post # 5
    2872 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Haha I think they’re awesome.  I remember them being mentioned on a thread on the bee as a ‘WTF’ item with a fair amount of hatred though 😉

    @MsMeow:  It definitely has a sealing coat; it’s just a solid floor with pennies right underneath!

    Post # 6
    409 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I think its weird AND cool!


    Post # 7
    710 posts
    Busy bee

    You can get a similar, if not better, look without the pennies. A problem with the clear laquer that you’d seal the pennies with is that it’s either glassy smooth and slippery or it gets scuffed and dinged such that the glint of copper isn’t as prominent.

    I think it’s a project that photographs better than the reality in a home setting (I have seen penny floors in commercial areas, and even then it takes the right lighting and a nice clean floor to appreciate it).

    However, a laundry room is a relatively small space, and if a buyer wanted to cover it up or take it out it’s a relatively small job. I wouldn’t let a potential buyer’s opinion keep you from giving it a go if you would enjoy it.

    Post # 8
    3379 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Zhabeego:  I think it’s wicked cool. But OCD would force me to have them all heads up or all heads down. 🙂

    Post # 9
    473 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Zhabeego:  I wouldn’t do it as it may put off potential buyers. Best to keep things neutral.

    Post # 10
    2115 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    It would just bother me that I was pretty much throwing away money. Pennies are still currency, especially with the amount needed to do a floor. That’s lunch money right there, at the very least! I’d rather use something else to get a similar look.

    Post # 11
    6872 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    It’s gong to look really dated in a few years.

    Post # 12
    296 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think the idea is cute.  I have seem them do a vase on pintrest.  Id start by doing an art piece like that and decide if you want to do it to a floor that you cant take with you. 

    Post # 13
    2691 posts
    Sugar bee

    I like the look and think it’s really unique.  But, if I ever needed to replace the floor for any reason, I’d be cursing the day I decided to do a penny floor.  That looks it would be really tough to demo.

    Post # 14
    11287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Zhabeego:  i think it’s a really cool look.  you need about 256 pennies per sq ft (16×16) and you will need some epoxy to cover it when you are done.  the epoxy will not only cover the pennies but also fill the gaps between the pennies.   would you spend $2.56 /sq ft on a tile?  if so, this is a great option.

    when you do sell the house, you can always note that it has a unique copper floor.

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