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A Copper Floor for only $600....

A Copper Floor for only $ pennies!


Well, maybe $1000 total including adhesive and coating.  This couple used about 60,000 pennies, adhesive and a clear cement to "carpet" the floor of their 234 square foot bedroom. You can read all about it at

They chose to go to the bank for rolls of pennies when their change jar was empty.  I wonder how long it would have taken them to collect enough pennies for the project.

It took them 128 man hours to lay the floor.  I have had projects that dragged on in my house, but 128 hours? Wow, that is dedication.  But then again, how do you stop after you start a project like this?

The floor turned out beautifully and is very unique.   Will an appraiser take the value of the coins into account? Doubtful, but my guess is that they didn't complete this project for re-sale value.  They did it so that they could enjoy it.  When it's time for them to move, they won't be able to take it with them, but if the potential buyer is not a fan of the penny floor they can install carpeting and cover it up!

What do you think?



Warm Regards,

Bridget McGee  Maryland Mortgage Mama  NMLS# 196068  SWBC Mortgage.   410-960-2061 EHO or


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Comment balloon 4 commentsBridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee • January 22 2013 04:06PM



That is so cool i love it. What a great idea.

Posted by Nicole Needham, SFR (530) 302-5478 (Needham Realty) over 7 years ago

I could see you guys doing this as a family project. Wonder if Debbie, the flooring expert has seen this.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 7 years ago

128 man hours really? I don't know why it would take that long unless they insisted that all of the pennies were face up for good luck or something. Looks great however!

Posted by Brian Rayl, Active Agent and Co-founder Of Home Value Leads (Home Value Leads) over 7 years ago

Thank you Margaret for the heads up on this.  This is really cool.  I have done penny rounds in a shower, but never real pennies. Those were difficult to work with too.  How cool.  How unique.  I hope it's comfortable, though.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 7 years ago