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Most flooring is pretty unimaginative and boring. However, the following is a selection of cool floors which aim to keep you staring at the ground; just make sure you don’t bump into anyone. Enjoy, and please let us know which one is you favorite.
1. Copper Coin Floor
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Do you have money burning a hole in your pocket? Then you may want to consider creating your floor out of change. However, in reality, creating this floor really wouldn’t cost as much as you would think. It is constructed from nothing more than pennies. If you live in New York City or are visiting anytime soon, check out the Standard Hotel’s penny floor. If you are looking for a novel home remodeling project, this one is definitely a possibility.
2. Sears Glass Floor (Look Out Below)
While there may be tall buildings popping up all over the world these days, few still have the presence of the Sears Tower in Chicago. One of the reasons that this great Chicago skyline landmark has remained a popular destination is thanks to its glass floor. There aren’t too many places around the world where one can get a glimpse of a major world city from one hundred floors up while looking down!
3. Salami Floor
This is a floor that may leave you asking, “What exactly is going on in Belgium anyway?” Belgian artist Wim Delvoye has taken to making floors out of salami that resembles marble. This interesting concept seems like something out of one of Homer Simpson’s best dreams. Just be careful not to chip a tooth attempting to gnaw on this floor.
4. Optical Illusion Floor
Your eyes are not playing tricks on you. This crafty floor has been designed to create a very effective 3D look. Optical illusions are great fun as they challenge our brains in ways that we usually don’t experience. Even in an age of electronic wonders, an optical illusion can still grab our attention. One of the best ways to enjoy an optical illusion of this kind is to get up as high as possible. Yet, optical illusions such as this one will be fun at any angle. Just don’t stare at it too long, or you might start to become a little dizzy.
5. Finsbury Avenue Square
Lights in the floor at Finsbury Avenue Square serve to create a very futuristic and almost otherworldly look to the environment. This is one floor that most definitely comes into its own at night. For those looking for an offbeat place to hang out for a bit, this floor is a sure winner.
6. Concrete Floor
When you hear “concrete floor,” you might think that sounds like a recipe for a pretty boring floor. However, this concrete floor was made thanks to a San Francisco based company called Transparent House. With a design like this one, your guests will be completely captivated by the unexpected.
7. Jig-Saw Floor
If you are puzzled over what type of flooring you should put in your home or maybe just a specific room, then you might want to take a quick look at this innovative and creative puzzle floor concept from Prowood Flooring. This puzzle floor definitely adds a level of whimsy and fun to any room. It is a great fit for a kid’s playroom or even a home theater.
8. Colored Parquet Flooring
Maybe you are one of those people that just can’t decide on a color when selecting wall coloring, carpet colors and floor colors. If this describes you, then you might just be in luck with this colored parquet flooring. If you have a room or area in your home that needs a lot of color, good luck finding a more color rich offering than this wall-to-wall colored parquet flooring. The rich shades of green, red and blue found in this flooring makes for a great conversation piece.
9. Pressure Sensitive Floor
Pressure sensitive flooring might seem impossible, but this flooring does indeed change color when it is walked upon or touched. This, of course, means that kids of all ages and sizes will love it and find it interesting to play with, even on a daily basis. Just one word of caution; this may not be the best floor to walk on when drunk.
10. Elevator With No Floor
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What!?! An elevator without a floor? No doubt an elevator without a floor is pretty much a death sentence by any standard. However, this unusual floor is actually just artwork designed to get a reaction. In terms of being a conversation starter, well, this elevator without a floor should be quite successful in sparking more than one conversation. It will also probably lead to a lot of bad jokes about “going down” as well.
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