If you’re planning a tile project, you may want to consider using penny tiles! Penny tiles can add some retro flair to any room and come in all sorts of finishes and patterns.

In this project, we’re using tiles that range from 3/4 inch to 1 inch in diameter. They also can be hexagonal, square or round, like pennies.

The tiles themselves are attached in a pattern to a fiberglass mesh net backing that makes installation easy — and easy to cut if you don’t need a full sheet!

Trowel some SimpleSet Pre-Mixed Thinset Mortar onto the subfloor, lay the tiles and then grout with Prism Ultimate Performance Cement Grout.

Penny tiles became popular in 1900s homes so they’re a great choice for updating houses from this era — but they also make a statement in your modern home.

These tiles come in various materials like glass, porcelain, cork and even metal! They’re great for backsplashes, flooring and even walls.

And they’re affordable, ranging from $3 to $10 per square foot.

However, because these tiles are so small, they do require much more grout. But all of those tiles and their mix of tones create a beautiful textured mosaic effect.

And that intricate design adds instant impact and interest to any space!

Get the look: Shop Merola penny tiles, seen in Chelsea’s housepurchase here. (This is an affiliate link. If you purchase this product, we will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.)

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Chelsea Lipford Wolf

Chelsea Lipford Wolf

Blogger and TV Show Co-Host

Chelsea Lipford Wolf is a renowned home improvement expert, media personality, and blogger who has made a name for herself in the world of DIY home renovation and decoration. Born and raised in the Gulf Coast region of Alabama, Chelsea developed an early passion for hands-on projects and creative design with her own original web series and blog “Checking In With Chelsea,” featuring fun décor, craft and home improvement projects.

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