Many owners, in an effort to make their home original and exclusive, go to various experiments and tricks. And no matter that such an action may take more than one day or even a week, the result is worth it. A couple of young people shared their design find, who managed to make a floor in the kitchen and hallway out of coins. Thanks to their efforts, we will be able to learn something new and interesting.
A British couple, inspired by a new way of creating luxurious flooring, decided to experiment, because they so wanted to create a special aura in their home. In addition to the unusualness of such a coating, it is durable and practical, and who does not want to realize that the family literally walks for money.
Advice from the authors of Novate. Ru: To determine the approximate number of coins needed to create a floor covering, you need to cut a 1 x 1 m square out of paper, carefully line the coins as they will be located on the floor. When the entire sheet is completely filled, count them. Multiply the result by the area of the room from which you are going to make the "treasure cave".
Before starting work, the young people calculated the available area, and it turned out that they needed at least 27 thousand coins in denominations of 1 penny! Having procured the required number of coins and special glue, we began preparations. Since the house is in the UK (and it was built differently from our apartments!), The owners only needed to remove the linoleum and putty a few cracks. After complete drying, the floor was ideally washed and additionally vacuumed - this is an important point, because the ingress of small debris is unacceptable.
Important: Coins are stacked on a concrete surface, so you first need to level everything (a flooded floor will be the best option), allow time for complete drying and only then proceed to glue the coins.
The work began from the hallway from the far wall (fortunately, they have even walls!). To fix the coins on the floor, it is enough to draw a strip of glue, and then distribute the metal money. The first row must be laid especially scrupulously, avoiding inflows or indents of coins, otherwise the whole order will be lost.
Each subsequent row is staggered, placing it close to each other. You also need to ensure that the installation is correct so that the surface is uniform.
As a rule, the coins have a different color, and if you did not worry about this in advance and did not bring them to their proper form, then you need to group them by shade so that you do not get a chaotic pattern. There are extremals who even make drawings from metallic money of different tones, but such feats require a lot of time and artistic talent.
Considering that the floor in the hallway with all the transitions to other rooms and the kitchen turned out to be with a lot of ledges, I had to sweat a lot to place the pennies correctly. But the fact that the coins were the same size made it possible to stack them diagonally and seamlessly join under the skirting boards and furniture.
Important! You need to start stacking coins diagonally only from the center of the room.
It is better to do such a creative, but monotonous work in several hands, which is what our heroes did. After the most problematic areas were laid, the spouse joined the process of creating a luxurious floor, and then friends came to the rescue. Such a maneuver accelerated the stacking of coins and brought closer the moment when it was necessary to fill all the voids between the money.
For this procedure, a special grout was purchased, which was generously applied to the entire surface of the newly created floor and every millimeter of the void was tightly filled in a circular motion. The excess composition was thoroughly washed off, the surface was allowed to dry, after which they proceeded to pouring with epoxy resin.
Advice: Epoxy resin is a very finicky material, it takes skill to work with it, because it hardens very quickly. If you are new to this business, then it is better to buy a bulk composition.
The Briton did just that, bought a transparent epoxy resin for pouring and carefully distributed it in an even layer. In order for the glossy surface to completely solidify, it took 48 hours and after that it was possible to move freely on the floor.
Those who made such a covering at home are not just proud of their achievements, many believe that if you walk on money, sooner or later they will still appear in your pockets and in your wallet. Whether this belief works or not is unknown, but the fact that the floor turns out to be really amazing can be seen by reviewing the creation processes and the result obtained in the next video.
Craftsmen have been using coins for a long time to create exclusive decorative items and furniture. About, what else can be done from a handful of little things in the next review.