$350.00 floor all in pennies. Like or hate?
Considering any floor tile can cost from 0.79 to 20 a sq foot – these copper pennies seem like quite the bargain at $1.44 a sq foot!!!
kinda cool- now how will they keep the floor from turning green?
Coooool! That’s all pennies are good for anyway.
“kinda cool- now how will they keep the floor from turning green?”
I’m not sure, but it looks like there is clear coat over the top of the floor.
some info on penny flooring
Watch out, government might have an issue.
I think its a great idea and so much less than bought flooring.
looks really good !!!
I think it’s great but I would have polished them first. Then again the shine would have been blinding!
Nah, I like it. As long as it has a coating so they don’t tear up, or change color. I like the kinda random patterns to it. Polishing it would make it all the same, and too bright. This looks good. But, if you clear coat it (properly!) and then have to tear it up, you have a mess, and pennies you can’t ever really use.
(though, theoretically, you can turn them into the government and they will give you the value for them. They do this with burned, or damaged money, as long as they can verify it, they’ll give you the value for it. So, turn in a big old plastic block of pennies, they’re “supposed” to give you the value for it)
I don’t think that pennies really have much copper in them anymore, do they? The value of that amount of copper would be much higher than 1 cent; that’s why copper is being targeted for theft everywhere. So I don’t think it would be likely to tarnish badly. I think it’s a great idea actually, as long as you don’t have a problem cleaning the little spaces between each penny (if they sealed the floor it probably filled the spaces in).
Looking at the installation picture. It looks like they are gluing them to Masonite (concrete board). But because a penny is round, there’s going to be a space between them.
I’m assuming they used a clear epoxy to level and fill the spaces between the pennies.
Late 1982 and newer pennies are copper clad. Early 1982 and prior pennies are almost entirely copper. They tarnish the same appearance wise.
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