(Closed) Penny Floors – Weird Or Cool?

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: Yay or No F'n Way

    Love it! Put this in the plus column!

    Wtf?!? Calculate how much it would cost to replace. Put this is the negative column!

  • Post # 17
    634 posts
    Busy bee

    I think it would make for a fun backsplash, but it wouldn’t be my choice for floor.

    Post # 18
    2393 posts
    Buzzing bee


    I love it! I think it is unusual, funky and sophisticated.

    I would consider doing this in a heartbeat for a small space such as a laundry room, but not so much for a larger area such as living/dining rooms. 

    However based on the number of people who voted that they don’t like it — I would only do this in a home where I was planning to stay for good. I wouldn’t do this type of floor if I were planning on selling the home within the next 5-10 years. 

    Post # 21
    644 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 1988

    I think it makes for a really cool picture but I would not want it in my home. 

    Post # 22
    23591 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think it’s weird but definitely cool and unique!

    Post # 23
    634 posts
    Busy bee

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    Yeah, that’s much closer to my style, and wouldn’t have the same worries with being a floor (Sealing a floor making it dangerous and slick. Not sealing them making them prone to grime, or making wierdo shiny penny paths in the areas I walk and patina pennies in the areas I don’t.)

    I will say, I don’t fully understand the mentality of people who won’t do things they enjoy because it will influence the resale value of their home. I mean, hell. Part of the appeal of home ownership to me is being able to make it an environment you love. Maybe it’s different for others, but I’ve always dreamed of one day finding -the house- and settling in and giving it my own charm and spending the next decade establishing an asparagus patch and raising some kids.

    Post # 24
    5277 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think its cool but pennies in my mind are super dirty… the dirtiest of all money so I dont think I could have them on a floor regardless of the fact they would be covered in a gloss. I’m glad Canada has gotten rid of them as currency!

    Post # 25
    4697 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Its a cool picture, but it just looks dirty to me. Not my taste at all. 

    Post # 26
    2250 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think it’s pretty awesome 🙂 In a small room (like laundry or a mud room), I would totally go for it. I think it’s even cooler because Canada got rid of the penny, so it would be a neat little throwback!

    Post # 27
    263 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’m planning on covering a coffee table with pennies for the top. Can’t wait to do it!

    Post # 28
    963 posts
    Busy bee

    Kind of a neat way to use pennies, especially in Canada where they are no longer currency.

    However, I think after a few years it would look dated. 

    Post # 30
    13902 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My reaction would be… “How soon could we rip this out?” 

    Sorry, I’m not a fan at all.

    Post # 31
    2529 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I don’t think it would add much to the resel value of the house.

    I LOVE penny tile floors, but if I saw one in a house I was looking at I’d be suspicious about other DIY projects the owners did (in my experience, some people who DIY major things at home can seriously mess up costly parts of a house). It’s not the floor treatment that would worry me, but whether it was done properly since you basically need to make it from scratch.

    Why not do the pennies but like glue them to FLOR-type carpet tiles? So it creates a temporary floor. That was if the washer overflows, you can peel off a tile or two and put it outside to dry. 
    If you move, you can just peel up the tiles and take them with you/scrape off all the pennies and buy a popsicle.

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