Inexpensive facelift - A penny saved.. is a tile floor - I knew even before we bought our house that I wanted to put a penny tile floor in somewhere. As in real pennies. We had seen a floor like this at the Standard Grill in New York and thought it was really pretty and on a small scale wouldn't be hard to fabricate. So I saved a bunch of pennies, made a template, bought some mesh backing for mosaic tiles, glue that could hold metal and started making sheets of tile.
Chicago flooring company Birger Juell Ltd., this bathroom floor comprises horizontal cuts of oak, birch, and maple, as well as tiny twigs and branches gathered from the client’s property. DIY Flooring - Bob Vila