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    Penny floor, scrappers gotta love this

    Saw my first penny floor recently & now I gotta have one, or at least a backsplash. Cost about $2.70 in pennies per square foot depending on how close you space them. Sounds pretty easy to install too. As much as we love copper how cool would it be to have one of these? Great conversation piece anyway.




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    lol..that's awesome.

    Now make'm out of the old pennies, an when time's get tough, you got a built in repair fund!

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    I've seen these.. totally awesome! There is a tattoo parlor somewhere that did their entire floor out of pennies.. I'll see if I can dig that up.

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    PICTURES: Tattoo artist glues 250,000 pennies to her floor to give her new gallery a creative twist | Mail Online
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledge42 View Post
    I've seen these.. totally awesome! There is a tattoo parlor somewhere that did their entire floor out of pennies.. I'll see if I can dig that up.

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    PICTURES: Tattoo artist glues 250,000 pennies to her floor to give her new gallery a creative twist | Mail Online
    That is cool. In the pictures it shows her gluing 1 penny at a time, no wonder it took her 400 hours. Turned out great but if your going to do that big of a project use a template. It will go much faster if you are gluing down a square foot at a time rather than 1 penny.


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    Penny floor, scrappers gotta love this

    super slick. I showed the girl. Sometimes I wonder why I show her things that might mean alot of work for me...

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    Ha ha. Hate when I create a bunch of work for myself too. My wife wants all the carpet ripped out of the house now. Also looking into brown bag floors, it looks like leather flooring.

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    Penny floor, scrappers gotta love this

    Whoa... Leather floors...

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    That looks amazing. Notice it's a very small space. Otherwise the time it would take to make it would outweight the coolness factor. I wonder how they sealed it?

    Of course the first thing I thought was "How do you clean that and keep it looking good?" (But I'm a female, so that response might not be as common around here!)

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    Never saw that before, it would take me forever making sure the all lined up the same and I could never stand having like years side by side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLimits View Post
    That looks amazing. Notice it's a very small space. Otherwise the time it would take to make it would outweight the coolness factor. I wonder how they sealed it?

    Of course the first thing I thought was "How do you clean that and keep it looking good?" (But I'm a female, so that response might not be as common around here!)
    Sealed several ways, but the best way seems to be to grout in between the pennies and then cover all of it with a UV protection clear epoxy. Then you will have a pretty smooth finish without cracks dust can Get into.

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    That actually looks pretty amazing!
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