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   xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Oct 10 01:21 AM

Oct 10, 2010: Nickel Floor

Awhile back we looked at a floor covered with pennies. So did a couple from Seattle who were in the process of renovating their home, but they were well into the project with the color scheme set of gray and white. So when it came to the master bath floor, pennies would clash, but nickels would blend right in.



It still wasn't expensive, 13,650 nickels ($682.50), but, and it's a big but, they had to make their own tiles. 30 straight days of glueing the nickels to the mesh backing.

Quote:
1.Using packing tape, tape the circle template to a piece of cardboard to create a sturdy, temporary support for the weight of the nickels.
2.Cut 1 foot squares from the mesh my squares were actually 12" x 12" allowing for 195 nickels per tile and adhere the square of mesh to the template taped to the cardboard.
3.Using the Weldbond Glue, attach the individual nickels to the mesh which is adhered to the template that is supported by the cardboard.
4.Each square accommodates 195 nickels or $9.75
5.To prepare for installation, remove the cardboard, tape, template and use a sharp knife to cut any excess mesh away from the nickels.
6.Install like tile
Looks like they just glued down the nickels as they came to hand, rather than a head/tail pattern. Probably a good move, not having to match tile edges. I wonder if the cleaned the glue side?

The end result is cool though.

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Cloud  Sunday Oct 10 01:43 AM

cool. I like the pennies better though



Sheldonrs  Sunday Oct 10 02:52 AM

Big deal. Another pay toilet.



Gravdigr  Sunday Oct 10 02:52 AM

Hah!



casimendocina  Sunday Oct 10 06:48 AM

I like.



SPUCK  Sunday Oct 10 06:48 AM

So is that grout around them?



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Oct 10 08:47 AM

Yes, laid down and grouted like ceramic tiles.



classicman  Sunday Oct 10 09:31 AM

Very cool. I love the creativity in it all. C'mon admit it.. you'd be sittin there on the pot lookin at all the dates of the nickels.



Laurie Henderson  Sunday Oct 10 02:09 PM

It's 10.10.10 & you offer up a nickel story? I feel robbed........



Griff  Sunday Oct 10 02:51 PM

hmmm.. .10 x 10 x10 = $10 per sq. ft. and it might be kinda sparse



Griff  Sunday Oct 10 02:54 PM

A ten dollar gold piece worth $175 x 10 x10 = $17500 sq ft with a nicer patina



classicman  Sunday Oct 10 04:52 PM

...and at 10:10am this morning my son made me aware of the time as well. Freaked me right out.



Adak  Monday Oct 11 04:25 AM

A poor design for a floor, from a functional point of view. The amount of grout in the top of the floor, will crack, all too soon. Compare the amount, with the bath floor showing in the back of the picture.

Interesting and artistic, but not durable.



Gravdigr  Monday Oct 11 03:41 PM

There was a baby born in Bowling Green, KY at 10:10am on 10/10/10.

Ima get her to buy me lottery tickets.



footfootfoot  Monday Oct 11 09:19 PM

put another nickel in
in the nickelodeon
all I want is having you and music music music



footfootfoot  Monday Oct 11 09:19 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adak View Post
A poor design for a floor, from a functional point of view. The amount of grout in the top of the floor, will crack, all too soon. Compare the amount, with the bath floor showing in the back of the picture.

Interesting and artistic, but not durable.
Unless they used epoxy modified grout


xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Oct 12 03:16 AM

I was wondering if/how they would seal that, as grout is notorious for staining. Some sort of clear coat that wouldn't be slippery. Also, as the nickels tarnish, they would show often used paths through the room, which might be cool.



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