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Penny for your Floor0

Got a few giant jars of pennies and can’t think of what to do with them?  Try this:

This is the floor of The Standard Grill in New York City’s Standard Hotel. Selected by the restaurant’s designers—Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer of the Roman & Williams design firm—this unique floor is right at home in a building that has been called an “architectural tour de force” by the New York Times. 

While using pennies in decorating is not a new idea (toilet seat filled with coins, anyone?), the sheer volume of change used in this flooring is impressive.  Alas, I couldn’t find any data on exactly how many pennies were used to tile this floor, though I’ll bet if you pried them up,  you’d have enough change for a fine meal.  But not at The Standard Grill since they’d be a little annoyed about having their floor destroyed.

Seems to me this would be an easy enough project for a Fix-It-Yourself-er. I suspect that each penny was laid out on an adhesive sheet and then applied onto a grid the same way that you would lay regular laminates.  Doesn’t look like there is grout between those pennies, but something would have to seal them down.  Any ideas?

by John Barker

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