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   xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Jul 5 12:10 AM

July 5, 2009: Floor Covering, from Pennies

Not JC Penny's, US pennies.

Quote:
A floor literally tiled with thousands of copper pennies… it’s pretty surprising to look down and see them
when you walk into The Standard Grill in the Standard Hotel New York.


I'm partial to hardwood floors and especially love the look of end grain wood blocks, like they had in old machine shops.
But I must admit this looks pretty cool... so would $20 gold pieces.

link
via


FuglyStick  Sunday Jul 5 12:50 AM

Cheaper than most flooring options...



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Jul 5 12:56 AM

The epoxy they are embedded in, and the epoxy that covers them, probably cost more than the pennies. I'm sure the labor did.



slang  Sunday Jul 5 04:56 AM

I like the look and the construction seems to be safe from slipping all around on them.

Would the nice people at the mint appreciate that? Maybe it's fine with them since it's just thousands and not tens of millions of pennys.

What do you think of the random shades of patina?



Sundae  Sunday Jul 5 08:44 AM

I really like the look of that.
But I'd prefer to see it with (UK) 20p pieces. Oooh, silvery, all shiny!

Am I am bad person for reading the title wrong and thinking it was man-parts?
I was apprehensive about clicking on it... sticky...



Shawnee123  Sunday Jul 5 10:08 AM

I wonder if they snuck any wheat pennies in there?



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Jul 5 10:33 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by slang View Post
What do you think of the random shades of patina?
It would make it hard to notice any dirt spots that normally show up in heavily trafficked areas during the day. The night crew cleans up and nobody's the wiser.


Alluvial  Sunday Jul 5 10:57 AM

I wonder how long it took to put them all down.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Jul 5 11:03 AM

Looks to me like they were pre-made in square tiles, then laid and epoxied over.



jinx  Sunday Jul 5 11:11 AM

Gotta fix your link B, too many https...

I would love a penny floor in my kitchen, I think it looks great.
We used to frequent a bar near where we camped in Sullivan county that had a bar covered in nickles. They had nickle drafts at happy hour and very cheap food poisoning...



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Jul 5 11:26 AM

Thanks Jinx, me make more gooder.



chrisinhouston  Sunday Jul 5 01:08 PM

Bet they are hell to cut with a tile saw!



dar512  Sunday Jul 5 02:51 PM

I wonder if it'd be attractive to lightning and/or bad for cell phones.



Alluvial  Sunday Jul 5 04:25 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Looks to me like they were pre-made in square tiles, then laid and epoxied over.
Read in one of the links that you can paste them to plastic mesh squares, then expoxy 'em down.

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisinhouston View Post
Bet they are hell to cut with a tile saw!
I bet you could cut one with tin snips.


Gravdigr  Sunday Jul 5 04:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alluvial View Post
I bet you could cut one with tin snips.
Remember those miracle scissors they sold on TV for a while? They'd show them cutting pennies in half. They will.


jinx  Sunday Jul 5 05:58 PM

Cutco. I have a pair that's older than me and they can still turn a penny into a cork screw.



ZenGum  Sunday Jul 5 09:32 PM

I'd like to visit that place... and drop a penny on the floor... see how long it takes someone to notice... and then to start looking for where it came from...



Alluvial  Sunday Jul 5 11:56 PM

Way to blow someone's mind, Zen.

Dooo Eeeeeet!!



capnhowdy  Monday Jul 6 07:30 AM

Loitering there would make you a PENNY LOAFER.



spudcon  Monday Jul 6 07:37 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
I'd like to visit that place... and drop a penny on the floor... see how long it takes someone to notice... and then to start looking for where it came from...
How about glueing a penny down directly over another on the floor?


Shawnee123  Monday Jul 6 08:53 AM

"See a penny, pick it up
All day long, have good...F*****CKKKKKKKKKK!
It's stuck."



Sundae  Monday Jul 6 09:41 AM

I found 2p on the floor today.
Not stuck.
Yay me.



Clodfobble  Monday Jul 6 10:31 AM

When the Mint finally eliminates the penny that floor will be worth a lot more.



blueboy56  Monday Jul 6 12:33 PM

Anyone interested in a little higher income can go to Lincoln, Montana.
They have a bar-tourist stop that is called: $10,000 Silver Dollars.
Over the years they have implanted the Coins in the Bar Top as well as the wall behind the bar itself.

I tried to find a photo but alas. . .



glatt  Monday Jul 6 12:47 PM

here



Silazius  Monday Jul 6 02:02 PM

Whassup with the one-legged person on the right?



capnhowdy  Monday Jul 6 04:47 PM

He's invisible.

Carry on.



Sheldonrs  Monday Jul 6 04:58 PM

A floor like that makes no cents.



capnhowdy  Monday Jul 6 05:14 PM

Dangerous place. You can't walk through there without stepping on a copperhead.



Silazius  Thursday Jul 9 04:03 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by capnhowdy View Post
He's invisible.

Carry on.
Thanks. Carrying on.


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