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Is Bondera Appropriate for a Penny Tile Backsplash?

Hi! I'm doing a penny tile backsplash in a kitchen. I wonder if Bondera would be a good material to use with copper pennies. I haven't felt confident in the bond I got when I tested some glues - too brittle, the penny pops off under a fingernail. Do you think Bondera would make secure backsplash?

20 comments
  • Yvette
    Yvette Houston, TX
    on Nov 12, 2013

    LOVE,LOVE,LOVE THIS! I wish I could do this or attempt something like this, but I live in a rental . Hopefully some day or maybe I can do a table or something:) great look.

  • Susan
    Susan Katy, TX
    on Nov 13, 2013

    This is really cool! Good JOB! Enjoy

  • Lynn
    Lynn Sugar Land, TX
    on Nov 13, 2013

    Just curious as to what will be the finished 'grout' or whatever? Cool look! Did you buy them that way?

  • Sharon
    Sharon Beaumont, TX
    on Nov 13, 2013

    Sooo good looking!

  • Debby Boyle
    Debby Boyle Necedah, WI
    on Nov 13, 2013

    That is sooo cool!! Who would of thought!!

  • Ruth
    Ruth Ponca City, OK
    on Nov 13, 2013

    We used bondera on our kitchen backsplash. Used 6"tiles and mosaic tiles. It went up so easy and we grouted the same day. Since there is mesh on back of penny tile it should work. Good luck!

  • Carmen Brooks
    Carmen Brooks
    on Nov 13, 2013

    Hi again! This photo is what I'm trying to achieve. I have a heap of regular pennies, and I want to make a backsplash. As pennies are copper, I'm not sure bondera is an ideal material or not - I'm hoping there's someone out there who has an idea. I tried making mesh sheets of pennies, but the glue was too brittle and the pennies popped free! MY other idea is to cover a board and hang it on the wall (I'm leaning more toward this option, thanks Nancy!)

    • Donna Jean O
      Donna Jean O Port Saint Lucie, FL
      on Aug 17, 2014

      @Carmen Brooks Yes, did you buy it like this? or put each one on the backing? would be nice to have answer...

  • Yvette
    Yvette Houston, TX
    on Nov 13, 2013

    Great Idea I' ll let you know when I complete a section thanks so excited!

  • Kay Green
    Kay Green Rising Fawn, GA
    on Nov 13, 2013

    Have you tried asking at a home improvement store where they sell tile and grout?

  • Tegma
    Tegma Lake City, PA
    on Nov 13, 2013

    I'm wondering if the "all in one" tile grout/adhesive you find at Lowes would work. I've used that on many tile projects (walls only) with great success. Do let us know what works.... I'd like to put penny tile behind my stove area.

  • Bondera
    Bondera North Palm Beach, FL
    on Nov 18, 2013

    Yes, Bondera TileMatSet worksgreat for any type of backsplash as long as you don’t use anything larger than a 6x6 tile on a vertical surface. First, position the tile adhesive on the wall, then set the coins on a steady surface. Here’s a similar project made by Amanda - http://godisgoodgodisgreat.blogspot.ro/2013/1.... Also, you can visit Bondera’s website - http://www.bonderatilematset.com/ and the Facebook page for more home improvement and interior design tips - https://www.facebook.com/BonderaTileMatSet.

    • Mary
      Mary Dayton, TX
      on Jul 2, 2014

      Thanks. I've struggled to decide what type of back splash to use. I really didn't like any of the materials I have seen. My taste is a little different. I think this will be great in a small country farm type theme.

  • Carmen Brooks
    Carmen Brooks
    on Nov 18, 2013

    Hello Bondera. I think part of your message is left out. You wrote "Bondera TileMatSet works great for any type of backplash as long as the penny backsplash".......What? As long as what? I need to know as long as what!

  • Marsha Scott
    Marsha Scott Morehead, KY
    on Nov 20, 2013

    Help answer this question...Carmen Brooks-Click on the three dots at the end of the statement and you see the rest of the sentence and a link to their website. I think that is the same for many websites that limit the length of a post. Cheers!

  • Carmen Brooks
    Carmen Brooks
    on Nov 20, 2013

    It has been edited since I asked this question - the sentence is complete now.

  • Wendy Meredith
    Wendy Meredith Vincennes, IN
    on Nov 30, 2013

    SO NEAT!

  • Kam Cheatham
    Kam Cheatham Nashville, TN
    on Jan 13, 2014

    Anyone know how this holds up over time?

  • Kelly S
    Kelly S Bremerton, WA
    on Jan 14, 2014

    I used Bondera on my kitchen glass tiles and it has held up great for almost 2 years.

    this is the backsplash before I put the outlet plates on.

    this is the backsplash before I put the outlet plates on.

  • Mary
    Mary Dayton, TX
    on Jul 2, 2014

    Please list all materials used and details of the process for the rest of us.

  • Pamela Langone
    Pamela Langone Princeton, IL
    on Jul 11, 2014

    Like this a lot I did the whole front of my fireplace with over 7000 pennies I have a pic on my site

  • Tammie
    Tammie Lees Summit, MO
    on May 17, 2016

    Could it turn green or dark over time?

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