When barber shop owner Rich Holtham was informed that a new floor for his shop BS4 would cost £1000, he decided he could accomplish the task for a reduced price — and in a more creative way. Holtham did this by turning £700 into 70,000 pennies and covered the floor of his shop, located in Dudley, UK, with the coins.
“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,” Rich told Daily Mail. He added that the spontaneous idea “seemed to take forever to finish,” as he and his team had to spend an entire week laying the pennies. They also had to add gap grouting afterwards.
“We had to take our own cash to the bank and we had to take hundreds of pennies out a day,” said Holtham, who owns 4 barber shops across the UK. “In the end, we took out £700 worth of pennies. That’s 70,000 coins.”
Fortunately, the new floor has turned out to be quite the investment, reports Demilked. In addition to giving the barber shop a unique aesthetic, the floor itself has turned out to be a great advertisement. “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,” said the barber shop owner.
Barber shop owner Rich Holtham wasn’t interested in spending £1000 on a new floor
So, he instead used 70,000 pennies to cover the shop’s entire floor
“It seemed to take forever,” he said
“We had to take our own cash to the bank and we had to take hundreds of pennies out a day”
It took an entire week for him and his team to lay the pennies
But the floor turned out to be a great advertisement
“Passers-by keep coming into the shop to take a few photos”
“We have gained a lot of business from it”
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