Barber Makes Shop Floor Entirely From 70,000 Pennies And It Looks Incredible


A barber has used 70,000 pennies – and a lot of patience – to create an incredibly inventive shop floor.

One pence coins on the floor are usually picked up for good luck, or, left to be trampled on and lost in the dirt.

Rich Holtham, who owns a barber shop in Dudley, West Midlands, called BS4, said he wanted his shop to look a million dollars – or 70,000 pennies, if we’re being specific.


COLLECT - The progress of the laying of the penny floor, at the barber shop BS4, Lower Gornal, Dudley, West Midlands. See NTI story NTIPENNIES. A new barber shop has a very unique feature - a floor made out of 70,000 pennies. The eye-catching floor at BS4 in Dudley, West Midlands, took three-and-a-half months to make. Brett Davies, who has been in the business for 26 years, also has shops in Wordsley, Wombourne and Wall Heath but he said this was the "most extravagant" of the four.

The 28-year-old rallied his team and between them, they lined the floor with pennies. That’s 70,000 tiny queens staring up at you – if they didn’t put her face down, of course.

The project saw almost £700 worth of pennies used – just in case you didn’t work that out for yourself – and while it seems like the money could have been spent elsewhere, it does actually make a pretty cool floor.

The project took about a week to complete, with the penny-layers sometimes working up to 12 hours at a time, but Rich seemed happy with the end result.

He explained it actually cost less than the more traditional floor replacement they’d been estimated.