In the past, only skilled craftsmen were allowed to work on penny floors. It was a symbol of their craftsmanship and meant that they were experienced. Penny floors are typically found in old houses because they are cheap but durable enough for craftsmen to work on them.
This was not your average floor because it was typically very dirty and could only be cleaned by scraping off the grime with a shovel or hoe. It is interesting to ask what happened to these floors over time.
However, as times evolved, the need for more complex carpentry grew and these types of floors became out-of-date. Nowadays, people use laminate flooring instead as they are less expensive and more durable than penny flooring.
Are Penny Floors A Good Idea?
Aesthetically, penny-covered floors are very unique and bespoke. They are made of recycled pennies that were collected by the customer. The floor is quite retro, not only because of the beautiful design but also due to the time it took to make. It took about 3 days for one penny-covered floor to be created.
Penny flooring can be a great way to save money and still maintain a professional appearance. With its trendy look and ease of installation, penny flooring is quickly becoming the go-to material for offices and homes alike.
Penny Flooring Ideas
Are you familiar with the look of penny floors? You may want to reconsider. To show you just how wonderful penny flooring can be, here are some examples.
Golden Penny Floor
The look of 27,000 pennies has never been better, right? Almost as if it were submerged under crystal-clear water, the penny floor is so reflective and shiny. With just the odd dark penny here and there, the kitchen floor looks gorgeously golden.
Pennies In The Bedroom
I mentioned in an earlier post that penny floors aren’t just for bathrooms. Remember when I said that? If you agree, try this trend out in your bedroom as well!
Overall, I’m in love with this look. The penny floor adds not only depth and texture, but the bright colors and clever lighting make the room seem warm despite the fact that pennies are so cold. It’s simply stunning!
Penny Floor Stairway
Using pennies as a staircase instead of a whole floor can be a great way to bring the rustic look of penny flooring to your home.
I think the pennies look absolutely beautiful without being overbearing as you can see here. My personal preference would have been to cover the steps themselves in penny too, but that’s just me.
Snakeskin Penny Floor
A bathroom in a community is a sight to behold with its exquisite pattern and intricate design. The intricate circles connect to the contrasting tones of the pennies in just the right way, and the whole space just works. Whenever I look at it, it reminds me of snakeskin, and I can’t get enough of it.
Soft And Stunning Penny Bathroom Floor
In this community bathroom at The Irish Manor, pennies are once again used to create beautiful patterns. Despite being hard and round, pennies look soft and flowing due to the way they’ve been used in this space. This is by far my favorite penny floor design.
Natural Penny Shower Floor
As We Shall Go – Each of the images that you have seen so far is a masterpiece in and of itself, but they are complex and clearly fabricated. The image below is representative of how penny flooring can also look quite natural in the right setting, which is evident in the image.
It is amazing how well the pennies in this shower floor blend with the surrounding stone and how seamlessly they work together. Does the floor remind you of sandy beaches or is it just me?
Complex Penny Floor Design
A penny with such a complex pattern is the perfect example of what can be achieved with pennies. Even though I am not interested in knowing how long it took this woman to color code and sort 7,500 pennies, I have to admit that the end result is nothing short of amazing.
Although pennies, by their very design, are round, this image shows how they can easily produce sharp, linear angles.
Sleek And Shiny Penny Floor For Kitchen
This kitchen’s penny floor is shiny, sparkly, and practically glowing in contrast to the image above. Moreover, the floor appears to be even shinier thanks to the spotlights on the ceiling.
Moody Office Penny Floor
Bathrooms and bars are not the only areas where penny floors can be used. Look at this lovely home office. This space that would otherwise be boring is made more appealing with the dark-toned, 44,000-penny floor.
Furthermore, I like that the installers used deep, dark pennies instead of lighter, shinier ones to create a moody atmosphere.
3D Cubic Penny Floor
The next idea is a great example of how creative you can be when it comes to penny flooring designs. If you’re looking for something eye-catching, pick a bold design idea like the one seen here.
The use of such a design should only be used in smaller spaces such as bars, walkways, closets, or pantries in order to avoid appearing “too busy.”.
Advantages Of Penny Floors
Penny flooring is a durable, cost-effective flooring option that can meet any type of application. It’s also easy to install, requiring only a little bit of time and some simple tools. However, there are other advantages as well.
Do you want to talk about the latest and greatest thing that happened at your house? How about tapping into your creative side and telling people how many cool things you have? If so, then you might find yourself with a penny floor!
When laying your penny flooring, there are many great creative possibilities that you can choose from. The visual look of your floor will depend on how your coins are installed, from shiny new pennies to old drab pennies, heads, or tails.
Flooring doesn’t get more durable than this if you’re looking for durable flooring. By the time you glue your penny down and grout it, you’ll have a sturdy, durable floor that can withstand heavy traffic.
The epoxy resin or polyurethane sealant is applied to the floor to provide a durable surface that resists breaking down for many years. However, you still have some ways that you can manage the flooring in order to limit the deterioration of its surface.
In a world where people are increasingly moving to homes with hardwood floors, the penny floor has been a popular choice for homeowners.
These floors can be installed anywhere from your living room to your backyard and are more environmentally friendly than traditional hardwood. The most common place to install one is in the bathroom, toilet, kitchen, or dining area, but you can install it anywhere you like.
Downside Of Penny Floors
Regardless of how you go about making your floor, it will take a long and very difficult process. The results seem very cool, but are they worth the time investment?
I’m personally not a fan of floors made of pennies and am not sure if anyone would either. If the idea of an impractical penny floor holds no appeal to you, then you might want to think about it twice and go with a more practical option.
Penny flooring is a great way to create a focal point in your home and increase its value. It is also a good way to make sure that the ground floor of your home is as comfortable as the first floor or second. This makes it easier to accommodate those who want to stay off the ground and those who want an elegant but cozy living space.