Post # 1
I find myself intrigued by the idea of a penny floor and am contemplating putting one in our laundry room. I was just interested in what other people might think about this when we sell this house.
So…if you were looking for a house and say the laundry room had a penny floor – what would your reaction be?
Post # 3
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
It’s funky…I’ve never seen anything like it.
Post # 5
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
I think its weird AND cool!
Post # 7
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
@Zhabeego: I think it’s wicked cool. But OCD would force me to have them all heads up or all heads down. 🙂
Post # 9
@Zhabeego: I wouldn’t do it as it may put off potential buyers. Best to keep things neutral.
Post # 10
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
It’s gong to look really dated in a few years.
Post # 12
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
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
@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.
Post # 15
@jadlnc: Ha! I thought the same thing!
Post # 16
@shaka: You make very good points. I hadn’t considered the slipperiness or dulling/maintenance of the epoxy. Our laundry room us pretty small which is the only reason I’d even consider it.