A little hard to see but the entire kitchen floor was made using Pennies.
I think its pretty cool. Actually, it is not much more to do this than a lot of materials that are commonly used, maybe cheaper.
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I would prefer dimes. It is worth more and doesn't get as dull in the future
Somewhere on that floor is a 1955 DDO in EF45.
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That is wicked! Though, it might be weird to walk around in bare feet?
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Now if they had used the variations in colors to produce a "painting" such as the family members or even A. Lincoln, that would have been something.
Based on the color in the picture on the right, they "sealed" the coins in. Otherwise - as Doug said - you will track nasty all over the house.
Sweeping the floor and cleaning up spills would be... eewwwww!
covered with that acrylic stuff or shatever they use to make tables, etc. that would be some pretty sturdy flooring
If you would give it a clear coat it should stay pretty shiny. If not, just dump some Acetone on it every once in a while.
If a coin floor is left unsealed, the high traffic areas where feet regularly make contact would be shinier than the edges of the room.
Since the coins are round, fitting them next to each other closely still leaves gaps which would catch all sorts of grit if not filled in with some material, like a grout, but I'm not saying to actually use tiling grout. So then a thick clear acyrllic seal, perhaps, poured over the entire floor to create one flat smooth surface to protect the floor, your feet (when bare) and make cleaning the floor easier seems the most practical way to maintain the coins on the floor.
Without that surface binding, especially in a retail environment, shoes are likely to tear off coins now and then, meaning there will be need to regularly repair the floor where coins have come loose.
Things to consider about orientaiton when installing: should the coins be installed face up or face down, a mixture...? It seems much could be done with how they are installed due to the number of the coins effectively creating a pattern from all those rows of heads or tails, the natural colors (which may be retained if sealed) and so on. Randomly putting them down will be just that, random. Even general color arrangement could be used to introduce patterns, if not pictures or words similar to what was mentioned above.
Given the constants of defining one's room size to be covered in coins and th constant size of the coins themselves, determinning the cost to do this should be pretty easy before starting such a project. Why stop at the floor? Try walls and ceilings too, if one were to do this in the bathroom they could get a coin toilet seat to go with it...