Wednesday 20 September 2017

DIY genius uses thousands of old pennies to make this super cool and thrifty kitchen floor

Matt's penny floor, made with 27,000 £1p coins
Matt's penny floor, made with 27,000 £1p coins
Matt Giles, from the UK, painstakingly tiled his kitchen floor with more than 27,000 £1p coins,
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

A DIY fanatic has made good use of the spare coppers hanging around his house, by using them to create a bespoke kitchen floor.

Matt Giles, from the UK, painstakingly tiled his kitchen floor with more than 27,000 £1p coins, before covering in the gaps with a black grout. The surface was polished before a high gloss resin was poured on and left to dry, resulting in a pretty cool finish.

The homeowner was first inspired by the Penny Floor Project in the USA and said the inventive alternative cost him less than €300 in total.

"The end result is simply awesome. The floor looks stunning and the weeks of hard work has been worth the pain," said Matt, on his Youtube channel.

"We took 27,000 £1p coins and decided to give our kitchen diner a new look. Each coin was individually glued to the floor which had been self levelled beforehand and left to dry. After gluing down all the coins a black grout was applied to fill the gaps followed by a high gloss epoxy resin to cover and seal."

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