Cover Your Floors in a Blanket of Riches with Penny Tiling
Some people like to throw money around, while others save for a rainy day. Still others make furniture and tile their floors with it.
Apparently the folks at the Standard Grill in the Standard Hotel New York have a floor tiled completely with pennies, a cool idea in theory, but what's the maintenance look like? Does someone have to get down on a semi-regular basis with a can of Barkeeper's Friend and scrub those copper babies into a high shine? And if you walk around barefoot, what then? The filthiest feet ever?
It seems walls and floors plastered with pennies aren't so uncommon, as Paul Smith's Boutique in Paris also has this coppery cast adorning its interior.
In a comment on the original post on NOTCOT.COM, a reader by the name of The Slapster clued us in on just how this fairly simple set-up is accomplished:
"Ironically, we did penny tile in both of our bathrooms. As to the “how” of this project, you can get mesh backing that’s adhesive on one side. Stick all the pennies to that, in 8” or 12” squares, then lay it down in grids like any other tile that’s similar. Grout it & voila! Pretty cool effect, but the anal retentive in me badly wants of them heads-up & facing the same direction!"
Sounds slightly painstaking, but for a DIY project with stunning results, what's a little tedium?