A Floor Covered In Pennies – How It’s Done And What It Takes

Ever seen a floor made of pennies? It’s magnificent. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of pennies to cover up an entire floor in them. The number depends on the size of the space and once you have the measurements you can calculate how much resources you’re going to need. For example, this space measures approximately 6 square feet and it took the owner 7,500 pennies to completely cover it up. She used both old and new pennies and even a few dimes to create a unique mosaic design and to highlight the beautiful geometric pattern. Each individual coin was placed on the floor by hand and glued in place and once they were all arranged, the floor was grouted and a clear coat of resin was added on top.

When you're designing your own penny floor, start from a corner to make sure everything lines up in the endView in gallery
When you’re designing your own penny floor, start from a corner to make sure everything lines up in the end

This amazing project was completed back in 2015 and now, 5 years later, the penny floor is still intact and looking as beautiful as ever. It’s a big source of inspiration for anyone who loves DIY projects and enjoys crafting unique features and taking on challenges. We can think of many different contexts where a floor covered in pennies would look gorgeous. It’s something to consider for areas such as the entryway, a hallway or even a kitchen, a powder room or a covered balcony. If you plan on designing your own penny floor, take some time to consider all the supplies you’re going to need and to come up with a pattern that you’re happy with. Experiment with different designs and think outside the box.

Take some time first to arrange some pennies in a pattern that you like and only after that start gluing them in placeView in gallery
Take some time first to arrange some pennies in a pattern that you like and only after that start gluing them in place
Use old pennies and shiny new ones to create various different patterns and to highlight your designView in gallery
Use old pennies and shiny new ones to create various different patterns and to highlight your design
Making sure the floor is nice and flat is a good idea, to avoid any inconsistencies in your designView in gallery
Making sure the floor is nice and flat is a good idea, to avoid any inconsistencies in your design

You can also choose to only cover up a particular floor section than the entire surface. In a way, you’d be creating a permanent rug and you can make it look amazing. Pennies are a wonderful choice for this sort of project because of their copper finish but they’re not the only option. Feel free to mix in a few other coins as well for contrast and come up with your own unique design. You can also use pennies for lots of other cool projects, such as custom countertops, beautifully decorated trays, custom ornaments and many others.

The pennies were arranged here in a beautiful mosaic pattern reminiscent of traditional rug designsView in gallery
The pennies were arranged here in a beautiful mosaic pattern reminiscent of traditional rug designs
Be prepared to spend plenty of time and effort on this project and expect it to look amazing when it's doneView in gallery
Be prepared to spend plenty of time and effort on this project and expect it to look amazing when it’s done
Because this is such a unique floor design, you can incorporate it in a lot of different types of spaces and stylesView in gallery
Because this is such a unique floor design, you can incorporate it in a lot of different types of spaces and styles
It took 7,500 pennies to cover up this floor area which measures around 6 square feetView in gallery
It took 7,500 pennies to cover up this floor area which measures around 6 square feet
A penny floor is a great way to make a small and otherwise forgettable space stand outView in gallery
A penny floor is a great way to make a small and otherwise forgettable space stand out
This is such a creative and unexpected use for the least valuable coin, one which makes it pricelessView in gallery
This is such a creative and unexpected use for the least valuable coin, one which makes it priceless