How to Install a Penny Floor

Try out this penny floor DIY and create unique DIY flooring!

By: Alexis McDowell from
How to Install a Penny Floor

Are you looking for a unique way to remodel your floors? Try this tutorial for How to Install a Penny Floor. This floor is surprisingly inexpensive to make; and, it looks absolutely stunning beneath the kitchen lights. The way the pennies glimmer and shine makes this floor look expensive and time-consuming, when in fact it is inexpensive and fairly quick to make. This floor is made exactly how it looks like it's made. It's a creative and quirky alternative to a traditional tile or laminate kitchen floor; and, it's sure to be a conversation starter at your next gathering. Get started making this penny floor DIY today!

Time to CompleteLonger than a weekend

Primary TechniqueHome Decor


Other Surprising Uses for Pennies

The last thing anyone wants to do with a penny is spend it. Who wants to be that person at the register digging through their wallet for change? Still, you can't just hold on to your pennies forever. Here are ten ways you can use pennies without spending them to save money!


Think of all the ways you can use your pennies for affordable solutions and substitutes for life's problems. Pennies are officially not useless.

  1. Make-shift screw driver

  2. Level a wobbly table

  3. Make your own washers

  4. Keep slugs away with pennies in your soil

  5. Make an ice pack by filling a matchless sock with pennies and sticking it in the freezer

  6. Weigh down curtains to keep them from blowing in the breeze

  7. Use them as make-shift tile spacers when laying tile

  8. Make your own jewelry (penny bracelet, penny necklace, penny belt?)

  9. Create a backsplash

  10. Make tap shoes for your kids

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I have never seen or heard of a penny floor before but I love this. It is super cool, we were looking to re do our floor in the camper van and I think this could be a super cool feature in the van and a real talking point too as well.

Wow. Not sure I would have the patience to actually get this done, but this looks so cool!

I have always wanted to learn how to do this! i don't know if I would try it in my home, but it's a really creative idea.

Wild and different idea. I have never heard or seen this before. It certainly would be different. I wonder if it would stand up to things being dropped on it or would it chip? And how do you clean it? Epoxy is treated differently than regular flooring. I will have to do some reading up on it before I try it.

I love this project. It's such a fun way to get rid of all of those pennies we collect over the years.

I love this! I am definitely putting this on my to do list! This is a great thing to do with all of those pennies that get put in a jar and locked away. I am completely amazed with this project! And it sounds so easy. I am thinking how great this would look with nickels! I would love the shiny silver with my black appliances. Maybe a combination would be good. So many great ideas, and so much inspiration!

This is such an amazing project! I haven't seen them on Pinterest but will be sure to look up penny projects now. I think this would be a great backsplash in the kitchen or in the bathroom. Has anyone made a penny backsplash yet? I am wondering if the Elmer's Glue is strong enough to hold the pennies vertically on the wall.

I've seen things like this in restaurants and stuff, but I never considered doing it myself until now!


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