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    Penny floor

    Just fitting a new kids bathroom and decided for this on the floor. Levelling complete and most of pennies siliconed down. Next grouting and then apply clear resin.





    Cost is £25 per sq metre for coins and about £50 per sq metre for resin and other bits so not the cheapest and certainly not the quickest but quite a unique look!

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    Saw a video of this online a while back. The finished product looks great but I would never have the patience for it.

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    Looks great!

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    Very impressive! What product are you using for the resin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catch21 View Post
    Very impressive! What product are you using for the resin?
    Ditto. What brand of resin and costs? Is it suitable for waterproofing other materials, such as wood?

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    That looks superb. I've seen these done before and always wondered if they are slippery when wet?

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    The pennies age still? So over time the floor colours will evolve?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahiti View Post
    The pennies age still? So over time the floor colours will evolve?


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    The aging on copper coins is due to oxidisation. Assuming they're properly encased in resin, then they shouldn't change once covered.

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    You could have at least done a pattern



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    Must admit, the patterns look good, especially the bottom one.

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    Note to self, I do not need a penny floor


    Looks bloody good though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyl1987 View Post
    Ditto. What brand of resin and costs? Is it suitable for waterproofing other materials, such as wood?

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    I will confirm tonight when back from work but cost wise it will work out to around £40 per sq metre.

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    those patterns are spectacular.
    the downside of course is that you’re walking on Her Majesty’s face...
    Legend says Surcouf (a French corsair who was not very popular on this side of the Channel ) wanted to do the same in golden bullions (‘Napoleons’) on his balcony. As Napoleon said he wasn’t keen on being tread upon, Surcouf put them on the edge.
    Well, everybody in Casablanca has problems. Yours may work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    the downside of course is that you’re walking on Her Majesty’s face...
    It could be worse. Some of us have a poo in front of Brenda & Keith on a daily basis...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    It could be worse. Some of us have a poo in front of Brenda & Keith on a daily basis...
    If it gives you Satisfaction... Remember to do the Dirty Work without getting Sticky Fingers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    If it gives you Satisfaction... Remember to do the Dirty Work without getting Sticky Fingers
    I didn't know Brenda is a Rolling Stone fan.

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    Brenda is the nickname Keith Richards gives to Mick. (He also calls him Your Majesty )
    Well, everybody in Casablanca has problems. Yours may work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    Brenda is the nickname Keith Richards gives to Mick. (He also calls him Your Majesty )
    *Penny drops.*
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    ... superb, back on topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hyl1987 View Post
    Ditto. What brand of resin and costs? Is it suitable for waterproofing other materials, such as wood?

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    OK, so the epoxy resin I'm using is called glasscast from a company called easycomposites

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/28272337746...D1386425733052
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    So will you be spending a penny in the shower?

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    Really good job, looks great!

    I have a small outside area (2m sq) i wanted gravel resin bonded, quotes were ridiculous.

    Anybody know if this resin would bond if mixed into gravel of a small 2-5mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky Four Fingers View Post
    So will you be spending a penny in the shower?
    I always remember what I believe is a Texan expression said of John Kerry when he was a US presidential contender: "He's the sort of man who would get out of the shower to have a pee!"
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    I wonder if this would work with under floor heating/warming electric system ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robti View Post
    I wonder if this would work with under floor heating/warming electric system ?
    Why wouldn’t it? As a bonus you’d expect the copper-plated steel coins to conduct heat better than most other floor finishes.

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    ...however should any problem subsequently arise, any work underdone would require a brand new floor, wouldn’t it?
    Well, everybody in Casablanca has problems. Yours may work out.

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    Always fancied one of those.

    Wonder if there are any legality issues in doing it? Not that i'd let it stop me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    ...however should any problem subsequently arise, any work underdone would require a brand new floor, wouldn’t it?
    That would be the case with most floor finishes.

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    Got a reply back from the resin seller, and yes you can use the resin with underfloor warming/heating, in fact they say the heating would help in drying out the area before pouring, off to check the penny jars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robti View Post
    Got a reply back from the resin seller, and yes you can use the resin with underfloor warming/heating, in fact they say the heating would help in drying out the area before pouring, off to check the penny jars
    Would there be any issue with different expansion rates between copper/steel coins and the resin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by draftsmann View Post
    That would be the case with most floor finishes.
    I was thinking tiles and floorboards, where you can selectively remove the flooring and replace when you're done. I would not think it is possible with this so the whole floor would have to be redone. I am not sure how one would recover the coins, if at all possible.
    Well, everybody in Casablanca has problems. Yours may work out.

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    Another full day on the boys bathroom and now grouted ready for the resin tomorrow I've included 2 Americam pennies, a 5p and a euro cent in there somewhere but they are difficult to spot unless you know where they are....


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