The barber owner of BS4 Barbers in Dudley, West Midlands, Rich Holtham can up with a unique idea to avoid expensive flooring. He covered the floor with 70,000 1p coins. He was given an estimate of £1,000 to create the new floor but he did that in £700 only.
What an idea man! Mr Holtham said, “We wanted a new floor but the cost of getting it done was expensive and we wanted to do something a bit more unusual, so we looked at a few different ideas online. It took us about a week to lay all the pennies down and then we had to get someone to grout the gaps.”
“We had to take our own cash to the bank and we had to take hundreds of pennies out a day. In the end we took out £700 worth of pennies. That’s 70,000 coins. We have had a lot of interest in the floor, to be fair. Passers-by keep coming into the shop to take a few photos. We have gained a lot of business from it. The shop itself opened on July 7 and it took us 16 weeks to refurbish the place from scratch.”