As I ponder what to do about the powder room in my house, I am surprised at my thoughts. First of all, I am considering wallpaper! But more on that in another post. Secondly, I really want a penny floor.
What is a Penny Floor?
I am sure you have heard of penny tile. If not, it is round mosaic tiles, usually the size of a penny, and typically used in bathrooms. You can see several examples here. But in my case, I mean pennies. Pennies? Yes, those coins in your wallet and jars that you rarely use, but continue to accumulate. I placed some down on the floor to calculate how many I would need, and therefore, how much it would cost. Less than $40 for the pennies, which is basically free – since I already have them in jars! Of course, I could roll the pennies up or take them to the grocery store and cash them out to put towards other tiles. Why would I do that? I actually like the look of a penny floor.
In my research, I came up a website where a couple created their own penny floor. You can see it here.
What Do I Need?
I haven’t started my project yet, but I have created an action plan. Here are the minimum items needed:
- pennies – [16 pennies = 12 inch line]
- clear epoxy
- Choose a starting point just like you would for tiles.
- Continue to glue down your pennies until the entire area is covered.
- Allow glue to dry.
- Add grout or clear epoxy, or both.
- Allow epoxy to dry.
You can also use them for other projects including a backsplash, counters and more. Finally, share your photos! I will share mine as soon as I complete the project. And if you are still uncertain, check out this Pinterest page.