Coraline Jones
Coraline Jones
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Bottle Cap Floor Tile


We hated the musky carpet in the office / craft room, So, rather than buy a normal floor covering, I decided to challenge myself. I began collecting beer / soda bottle caps from friends and family across country as well as circulating a picture of my project to local pubs. It took over a year to complete because I waited for people to drink the right colors. I think it turned out amazing!

bottle cap floor tile

Almost all the caps we're flattened with anything I could find round enough to rebend them into shape. ( husbands sockets, hammer, etc. ) Then, each cap was piped with tile mortar to dry full allow stability for walking.

bottle cap floor tile

I knew I wanted some sort of star in center. After several dry fits, I took a pic and began the real work. My grand daughter helped by photo bombing my tutorial every chance she got.

bottle cap floor tile

The center of our floor was secured with a ledge stick and I began setting the caps permanently.

bottle cap floor tile

The pattern was duplicated on the other side and grew depending on how many I had of any one color.

The final product was grouted black and minimal 6 coats of commercial grade urethane applied.

bottle cap floor tile

The doorways were highlighted with a "door mat" pattern. Its difficult to see here, but there's a red mat with a blue and white star in front of my closet.

bottle cap floor tile

I'm so ready to create more in this very inspirational room. Onward to the next project!
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  • One Crazy Lady
    on Mar 15, 2017

    That is absolutely amazing!!! Great reward for a lot of effort.

  • James Thomas
    on Mar 15, 2017

    How many caps?????

  • Myra Marchant
    on Mar 15, 2017

    Would love to see more pictures of this project. Is that carpeting around the edges where it meets baseboard? How big is your room?

    • Coraline Jones
      on Mar 18, 2017

      12 x 14 No. the border is ? Miller Lite gold caps. About 6 rows all around.

  • Mic17842192
    on Mar 15, 2017

    i would love to see this in a year! plus, am curious as to why the unsanded grout? usually not used on floors...? albeit- sure is beautiful!

    • Abg16784159
      on Mar 15, 2017

      The reason why she did this is because sanded would have scratched the color off the caps. I work in a store that sales tile and flooring, and this is what I would have suggested she used.

    • Coraline Jones
      on Mar 18, 2017

      Yep! Didn't want to chance scratching the cap tops

  • Stephanie
    on Mar 15, 2017

    This is absolutely amazing! The design is well thought about . I wonder how long did it take you to finish this and how much is the cost of the entire project, and also how many cans of black grout and urethane did you use. Lastly, please tell me how to apply the black grout without disturbing the design . I'll do appreciate it greatly if you will answer my very inquisive questions. Thank you so much. Great job !

    • Dawn Renee' Lemons Freeman
      on Mar 15, 2017

      She mortared the caps to the floor, just as you would tile. After that dries, grout is applied by putting a big "blob" of grout down then spreading it over the floor, pushing it into the spaces between the caps/tiles until all the spaces are filled. (It's a good way to blow off some steam! LOL) Once the grout is pushed between all the gaps, you take a big, damp (NOT soaking wet) sponge and wipe the grout residue off the top of the tile/caps, then let that cure/dry before sealing it with the urethane.

    • Coraline Jones
      on Mar 18, 2017

      Caps free Tile mortar (I forget) 3 bags Grout 3x $15 Urethane $50+ 1 gal

  • Bill Wessels
    on Mar 15, 2017

    How do you keep it clean, and is it slick to walk on?

  • Laura Scott
    on Mar 15, 2017

    This is absolutely stunning. You must have patience. Please post your next floor. I would love to see it

  • Mawmawkathy9
    on Mar 15, 2017

    I think that you are so inspiring. I would like to do something like this in my living room. My only concern is the coats of finish that you use at the end. That so would not go well with the 3 indoor cats and one male (who works outdoors). Wonder if there is something else I could use to preserve the finished work with, without having to move out for the duration?

    • Magnoliagirl
      on Mar 15, 2017

      It is lovely. Very creative. I would say before you start this project in a main room in your home consider whether you plan to make this home a permanent residence. This type project may make resale Problematic.

    • Mawmawkathy9
      on Mar 15, 2017

      Renee, i understand your concern. Let me clear that up by saying that I am on the far side of being 60 yo sooner than I intended to be this quick, and I can assure everyone that this IS the last home I intend to purchase! If I move again it's because I've won the lottery and at that time I will just give this mobile home away!!! Just sayin....

    • Linda Young
      on Mar 15, 2017

      Impressive. I could see this in a rec room or "man" cave.

    • Gilda Smith
      on Mar 15, 2017

      OMGosh, it's beautiful! Approximately how many caps did it take, how long did it take you and what are your floor dimensions?

    • Coraline Jones
      on Mar 18, 2017

      $50 + per gal.

    • Coraline Jones
      on Mar 19, 2017

      The Varathane by Rustoleum dries to touch in 2 hours and I put on 2 coats every day. No order.

  • Lyn
    on Mar 15, 2017

    That is super awesome. It amazes me how creative some people are. Great job!

    • Debo
      on Mar 15, 2017

      I agree!!! WOW! Very creative and holy cow must have taken a lot of dedication on top of all your hard work! One of my fave DIY projects ever! Well done sister!!!

    • Minu Akshaya
      on Mar 15, 2017

      Yes absolutely fantastic👏👏👏 Wow hats off to your patience😱👍🙏

    • Debra
      on Mar 15, 2017

      High level excellent job!

    • Kat17261851
      on Mar 15, 2017

      you guys are very creative-this is amazingly cool

    • Mac Grinnell
      on Mar 16, 2017

      This is the most creative post I've seen on this site. Such an accomplishment!

  • Bonnie
    on Mar 15, 2017

    This is beautiful--like the mosaic floors in old Mosques around the world. Is it slippery Did you know you were doing the Jewish Star

    • Kat17261851
      on Mar 15, 2017

      that is funny- in the middle of all the other stars there is a jewish six sided star as well. was this intentional or just coincidence?

    • Maggie Kimble-Bernard
      on Mar 15, 2017

      It is called The Star of David.

    • Gayle Deas
      on Mar 15, 2017

      Actually, it really isn't a Magan David (Shield of David) once the other designs were inserted. It's beautiful, although it isn't a true "Star" of David.

    • Eleanor S. Young
      on Mar 15, 2017

      You have a lot of patience, Beautiful.

    • Coraline Jones
      on Mar 18, 2017

      No Jewish star intended. Just had certain caps I wanted to use in the center

  • Rita Monette
    on Mar 15, 2017

    I was wondering if the bottle caps were subject to indenting when being walked on.

    • Mary Mosti
      on Mar 15, 2017

      I don't know for sure but if you look at her pic she is filling the cap so I do not think it would dent.

    • Myr16415968
      on Mar 15, 2017

      Since she stated, "...Then, each cap was piped with tile mortar to dry full allow stability for walking." I would imagine denting would not be a problem.

    • Karen
      on Mar 15, 2017

      No, they were filled with mortar before being installed.

    • Mikey Sheahan
      on Mar 15, 2017

      Her description states that she fills them with mortar for stability.

    • Coraline Jones
      on Mar 18, 2017

      They're full of mortar. Solid as a rock

  • Glenice hanna
    on Mar 15, 2017

    No question, I love it !!!!!

  • Quinetta Bibbs
    on Mar 15, 2017

    Let's guess how many bottle caps she used. I say 12k😁

  • Andrea Opitz
    on Mar 15, 2017

    Where did you get the idea and how long did it take?😳 Congrats 😁

    • Coraline Jones
      on Mar 18, 2017

      I've seen small tables done with caps. Just like to challenge myself.

  • Kcama
    on Mar 15, 2017

    Is it not very slippery?

  • Jus14155932
    on Mar 15, 2017

    What a beautiful and creative project!! How long did it take once you started?

  • Isabelle Martell Sampson
    on Mar 15, 2017

    will the paint on the bottle caps not come off even with lots of urethane? beautiful job , love the design!

  • Carol
    on Mar 15, 2017

    It's absolutely beautiful!

    • Shawn Brown
      on Mar 15, 2017

      The most creative and beautiful project I've seen in a long time. Thank you for sharing this!

    • Patti DeRaps
      on Mar 15, 2017

      Wow! This is truly beautiful what a work of art, I love it.

  • Jacqueline Shelton
    on Mar 15, 2017

    I'm a little confused on the flattened/not flattened part....you did flatten the bottle caps or if they were flattened for some reason, you reshaped them into bottle caps??? Please clarify and thank you.

    • Sherry Smith
      on Mar 15, 2017

      I think that she reshaped them/flattened them back into original shape because they had been bent when people opened the bottles.

    • Colleen Kenny-Brudny
      on Mar 15, 2017

      they are probably twist off

    • Gina Pace
      on Mar 15, 2017

      Bartenders don't twist them off, they pop them off with bottle openers which bend them a bit.

    • Elise
      on Mar 15, 2017

      incredible! What is it like to walk on that?

    • Coraline Jones
      on Mar 18, 2017

      Many were folded in half from bottle openers. I just bent them back to original shape. They are a little round.

  • Sandra Blatnick
    on Mar 15, 2017

    Wow!!! would this work on a garage floor?

  • Maxine Hale
    on Mar 15, 2017

    How did you hold them in place before you got them grouted? This is so great.

    • Debra Walton
      on Mar 15, 2017

      Properly, it should have been done with thinset. That's what's used on regular tiles. I don't see why it wouldn't work here. I don't know if that's what she used here, but it would definitely work

    • Coraline Jones
      on Mar 18, 2017

      Tile mortar

  • Mary Liaci Bentrup
    on Mar 15, 2017

    No question, I just think this is awesome! Well done!!!

  • Evelyn
    on Mar 15, 2017

    Now that is Outstanding...Kudos!

  • Carol Hyde
    on Mar 15, 2017

    Wow!!!! Wow!!!! Triple Wow!!!

  • Kate Horrell
    on Mar 15, 2017

    I'm saving pennies to do my bathroom floor, what kind of Commercial strength urethane did u use? Thanks

  • Roni Seiff Brown
    on Mar 15, 2017

    Gorgeous! Unbelievable creativity!

  • Sco13903253
    on Mar 15, 2017

    Is the floor slippery when wet? Is this a high traffic area?

    • Coraline Jones
      on Mar 19, 2017

      The floor under my office chair is covered with a mat for protection but otherwise, no more than any floor. And no, not slippery.

  • Greg
    on Mar 16, 2017

    How did you keep the bottle caps from bending when you opened the bottles ?

    • Lucinda
      on Mar 16, 2017

      Most bottles are twist tops.

    • Chilicat
      on Mar 16, 2017

      She didn't. She flattened the tops back as straight as she could if I read it correctly.

    • Coraline Jones
      on Mar 18, 2017

      Many were folded in half from bottle openers. I just bent them back to original shape. They are a little round.

  • Nikki
    on Mar 16, 2017

    Wow!! What a great and unusual project. How long did it take you to do the floor once you collected the caps? That was certainly a labor of love..

  • Jeanne
    on Mar 16, 2017

    You said you flattened the caps but they look round. If they were flattened, how would you fill them with the mortar?

    • Debby LeMaster
      on Mar 16, 2017

      I think she means that she used the socket on the inside of the caps to put them back into the shape they were in on the bottle so she could fill each one up with mortar. The top of the cap flat, not the whole thing. That's my take, anyway.

    • Chilicat
      on Mar 16, 2017

      I believe what she meant was she flattened the crimp out of the tops of the caps, the part that gets bent on the top when using a bottle opener. She did not flatten the entire bottle cap.

    • Reeny
      on Mar 16, 2017

      She flattened them back to original shape. They were bent from opening the bottle.

    • Susan
      on Mar 16, 2017

      I'm sure that when she said they flattened them, that the bottle cap was turned upside down and she flattened out the Caps that had been opened by a bottle opener. Once the bend was flattened, she filled them with mortar

    • Chilicat
      on Mar 16, 2017

      I believe what she meant was that she flattened the crimp out of the top of the cap, the part that gets bent after using a bottle opener. She did not flatten the entire bottle cap.

    • Kim3957235
      on Mar 16, 2017

      I think she meant reshape them to their original look. The middles flattened not bent in the center from the force of the bottle opener used in removing the cap.

    • Coraline Jones
      on Mar 18, 2017

      Many were folded in half from bottle openers. I just bent them back to original shape. They are a little round.

  • Tina
    on Mar 16, 2017

    What do you clean the floor with?

  • Jim Mulcahy
    on Mar 16, 2017

    What do you do if you get sick of pattern

  • Dot Harders Barnes
    on Mar 16, 2017

    Absolutely amazing!!!!!!

  • Joan Pariseau
    on Mar 16, 2017

    It is beautiful, but wouldn't it be slippery?

  • Precious
    on Mar 16, 2017

    My guess is the floor is slippery. Am I right, and if I am, what have you done to keep it safe

    • Maria Roth
      on Mar 16, 2017

      In South Africa we have available for outdoor flooring and floor that require a surface with some grip, a special polyurethane coating that is clear, but is non slip. I am sure that it must also be available in other countries, especially America.

    • Helen Bajorek
      on Mar 16, 2017

      You did a amazing job! I think I will try it for a picture on the wall. Thanks!!!

    • Don
      on Mar 16, 2017

      Or, you could sprinkle some type of thin sand like product to make it anti-slippery. Perhaps something with sparkle in it???

    • Margie Hood
      on Mar 16, 2017

      im sure its not any slippery than any reg laminated flooring

    • Lorie Reed
      on Mar 16, 2017

      Great job, it looks fabulous. I can't imagine worrying about it being slippery unless it was to get wet.

    • Cynde Peace
      on Mar 16, 2017

      I cannot tell you how much I LOVE this.. Its beautiful, you are genius, and I might have to start collecting today.

    • Coraline Jones
      on Mar 18, 2017

      It's like pebble stone tile for showers. Not slippery.

  • Susie
    on Mar 16, 2017

    A labour of love. How long did it take from start to finish?

    • Coraline Jones
      on Mar 18, 2017

      A year to collect enough caps. (Spent a little time healing from hamstring injury while sitting on the floor)

  • Lynne Bonavita
    on Mar 16, 2017

    Very original beautifuL. But is it slippery & how do you clean it?
  • SANDY SIMMONS
    on Mar 16, 2017

    Just fabulous! Great job!!!!!!

  • Karen
    on Mar 16, 2017

    Wow. Just wow.

  • M
    on Mar 17, 2017

    beautiful!----but how slick is it?----will the bed posts make dents in the tops of the caps?

    • Jud13076965
      on Mar 17, 2017

      The bottle caps have all been filled with tile mortar so when they harden I imagine they will be like little pebbles!

    • Nena Hodges
      on Mar 17, 2017

      I'm sure it's no slicker than most floor tile. Probably not as slick as the glazed tile that I used to have, and it was fine to walk on. The kids used to run on it with no problem.

  • Peter Lenhardt
    on Mar 18, 2017

    That is very cool.

  • Janet B
    on Mar 18, 2017

    Stunning!!!! Love it!!!

  • Michelle Emanuel
    on Mar 18, 2017

    What did you adhere the individual caps to the floor with? I'm assuming you have wonderboard for ceramic tile as the floor base.

  • Mariann
    on Mar 18, 2017

    This is really a cool idea! Igo barefooted all the time.Are he bottle caps hard on the feet?

  • Jerilyn Winstead
    on Mar 18, 2017

    How do you keep it clean?
  • Makenna Thompson
    on Mar 18, 2017

    Love this. But how did you come up with the idea to do this???

  • Maxine Waller
    on Mar 19, 2017

    Holy cow! Amazing.

  • Crao1960
    on Mar 19, 2017

    This is THE BEST IDEA I HAVE EVER SEEN HERE ON HOME TALK!! Such an amazing job! Kudos to you!💟💟

  • Elizabeth Feinberg
    on Mar 19, 2017

    How big is your floor? And for planning approximately how many caps is this? It's lovely!

  • Sandy
    on Mar 19, 2017

    Where did you get 20,000 bottle caps, local bar establishments?

    • Sandy
      on Mar 19, 2017

      Just reread saw where you got your caps, boy you are persistent..what a women!!

    • Coraline Jones
      on Mar 19, 2017

      Family and friends across the country as well as local pups.

  • JGrube
    on Mar 21, 2017

    Do you think the caps will eventually rust?

    • Coraline Jones
      on Mar 21, 2017

      No. I've covered them well with multiple layers of urethane. Probably will every year until I tire of it.

  • Kimberly F Cunningham
    on Mar 22, 2017

    I'm curious about how slippery it is?,
    absolutely gorgeous btw.
    • Margaret E
      on Mar 22, 2017

      My question as well, but it's gorgeous.

    • Coraline Jones
      on Mar 23, 2017

      Not at all. Just like pebble shower tile. Actually feels good on bare feet.

    • Carrie Tait
      on Mar 26, 2017

      Probably no more so than a wood floor ssealed with urethane, or a tile floor for that matter.

  • Dana Okerman
    on Mar 22, 2017

    How long did the process of putting it down take? You said you collected the caps for a year but you didn't say how long the "putting it down" took.
  • Marilyn Smith
    on Mar 26, 2017

    How long did it take to put together?

  • Tawny Johnson Minton
    on Mar 27, 2017

    Did I miss how you adhered them to the floor? And the topcoat you used, is that like epoxy? I've done a penny table (that at first I thought would be a floor) that I used epoxy for.

    • Anet Kerry
      on Mar 27, 2017

      Tile mortar and Unsanded black grout

    • Coraline Jones
      on Mar 27, 2017

      The caps were filled with mortar and Floor kept moist as they were placed. I would've used epoxy, but a project this size would be too expensive. So far, I'm pleased with the Varathane and will reapply at least a couple layers every year.

    • Diena Cameron
      on Jun 15, 2017

      Coraline Jones, this is so beautiful (as beautiful as bottle caps can get ) but when you put them all pattern they come out stunning ! Just had to write again .)
    • Lin Collins
      on Jan 21, 2018

      My dear Tawny, you know you didn't read the entire description here. Come on . . .
  • Annette Jones
    on Mar 29, 2017

    Is it cold to walk on? Is it a level surface or does dust and what not get in between the caps? Is it slippery when wet due to the finish you put on? It's beautiful. Can you imagine a garage floor done this way? Must be screw off caps, cause ones opened with a bottle opener are creased, unless it's easy to hammer it gently flat again. Great job.
    • Sammi Vincenti
      on Mar 30, 2017

      There would be no worry about dust and 'what not' getting in between the caps with the six coats of polyuethane used. It would be a smooth, level surface. The caps in the first photo did not look like screw-off ones.

    • Diena Cameron
      on Jun 15, 2017

      Annette Jones, she talks about how she reshaped each cap because they were all flattened. It would make a great garage floor or man-cave or rumpus room /game room. Great job, you definitely need patience for this project plus alot of great family, friends and pub owners .)
  • Mic4816635
    on Mar 29, 2017

    It is really amazing . How long did it to do it? One need time and patience
  • Debbie Sommerville Sheils
    on Mar 31, 2017

    Do you think the caps will dent with a lot of weight on them, like a piece of furniture? It is beautiful!

    • Kat Austin-Roy
      on Apr 2, 2017

      Looked like she filled them with the grout or concrete so probably not

  • Kimberly Botts
    on Apr 2, 2017

    Can you mop it? I love this idea thinking in my bathroom and laundry room floors
  • Nikki Roof
    on Jun 21, 2017

    How do you get the bottle caps off without denting them?
    • Christine Rhew Thompson
      on Jul 4, 2017

      They were dented. She re-flattened them using a hammer and her husband's wrench sockets or other correctly sized things underneath, to hold the proper shape .
  • Heidi Burks
    on Jun 22, 2017

    Did you put any sort of sealer on it?
    • Patty Smolen
      on Jul 2, 2017

      Post says 6 coats of commercial grade urethane
    • Kristine Kelley Bailey
      on Jul 29, 2017

      This is why I stopped selling on ebay. All the important information given and someone asks questions as if it weren't already given.
  • Ileana Paules-Bronet
    on Jun 28, 2017

    Hi there, my name is Ileana and I am a writer for LittleThings. I would love to write an article about this incredible floor — do I have your permission to use the photos? Please email me back at ileana@littlethings.com! Thank you.
  • Sandra Anderson
    on Aug 1, 2017

    What did you use for your sub floor? Can't tell if there id cement board as the floor base.
  • Maga
    on Aug 7, 2017

    AWSOME!! One question... LOL, I read over carefully, but did not find... If I understand correctly, you filled and allowed to completely dry each cap with tile mortar. Did you also use mortar to set the caps for the pattern? And, THANK YOU for sharing
    • Coraline Jones
      on Aug 9, 2017

      Thanks,
      The ceramic tile cement was wet inside each cap when I stuck it to the backer board....then allowed to dry before grouting. The board was kept moist in small areas prior to laying caps In pattern.
  • Lig5237167
    on Aug 14, 2017

    OMG!! that floor is gorgeous! cant imagine how long it took you to collect the caps, much less laying out and implementing your design!!! how does it hold up to daily use, cleaning, etc? BEAUTIFUL, just beautiful!!!
    • Coraline Jones
      on Aug 14, 2017

      its held up great so far. It feels like the river rock tile in a shower floor. I'm very happy with it.
      Thanks
  • Lorraine
    on Aug 14, 2017

    Dumb question but how does it feel to walk, sit on?
    • Coraline Jones
      on Aug 14, 2017

      It feels like river rock shower tile - massages the feet. I've not spent time sitting on it but would assume it's like any other hard tile surface.
    • Jane Boyd Holt
      on Aug 21, 2017

      It's beautiful and such a creative idea!! Exactly what this site is all about!! Thanks for sharing!
    • Esther
      on Aug 25, 2017

      Beautiful
  • Linda
    on Aug 15, 2017

    How hard was it to grout? Id imagine out would get all over the caps and be a really big job.
  • Virginia Contreras
    on Aug 26, 2017

    When wet is it slippery?
  • Tiff Rn
    on Sep 8, 2017

    Beautiful! Do you think this would hold up in a bathroom?
    • Coraline Jones
      on Sep 8, 2017

      Not sure. Perhaps in a smaller area, epoxy fill would be more durable. I would've used epoxy if it had been financially doable. For my office, the Varathane has done fine.
  • Rene warren
    on Sep 10, 2017

    what did you secure the caps to the floor with so they didn't lift?
    • Coraline Jones
      on Sep 10, 2017

      They're each filled with and laid on ceramic tile mort on backer board. The crimped edge of each cap also helped grip the mortar before being filled in with grout. Nothing's collapsed or pulled up yet, but if it does, I'll just secure another. ive kept a small amount of "just in case" caps.
  • Jul1264533
    on Sep 11, 2017

    How long did this project take, start to finish? It is knock your socks off gorgeous! I just wonder if I could live long enough to do something similar ... LOL (I'm 77)
    • Coraline Jones
      on Sep 12, 2017

      It might be close, but I'm sure you could. It took me approximately 3 mo to lay the caps. That's after collecting for a year from pubs, friends and family. No one thought I could do it either. I love a good challenge!
  • Hon13357430
    on Sep 16, 2017

    This is beautiful.....approx. how many caps did you use...just curious
    • Coraline Jones
      on Sep 16, 2017

      1200 per square ft in a 10 x 12 ft room
    • Shelly Roth
      on Sep 17, 2017

      Would you do this again?

    • Coraline Jones
      on Sep 18, 2017

      No
      Not for any reason except it was very difficult physically for me. But I do love it and it'll stay there until I tire of it.
    • Linda Doss
      on Feb 10, 2018

      1200 per sq foot or 120 per sq foot????? I'm so confused, lol My hat is off to you, glad I didn't think of that project when I was younger, now I'm to old and hurt to bad getting up and down.
  • Sandra Ross Warren
    on Sep 17, 2017

    This is stunning! Where did you get enough caps to do the entire floor and enough of the specific ones/colors to create the pattern?
    • Coraline Jones
      on Sep 18, 2017

      the pattern was dictated by the colors I was given and laying out some to be sure there'd be enough before taking a pic and them takI got them up to fill with cement. local pubs, friends across he country and of coure, family saved them for me. I had to be diligent to go every 2 or 3 days to the pubs and collect so they didn't throw them out.
      our part of the world loves Bud Light and Coors...got lots of those.
  • Jeanne Creel
    on Sep 17, 2017

    Gorgeous. Wonder if colored dollar store gems would also work? It would probably be fairly costly, If I was a little younger I would try it because I would also love to replace my carpeting.
    • Robin Renee York-Jackson
      on Sep 17, 2017

      Yes, those work too! That would be an amazing floor. I'm gonna attempt to bottle cap my mancave or art room floor, but I've been saving up for years. I'll post pics when I start!
  • Aud S
    on Sep 17, 2017

    Beautiful but is it slippery ?
  • Elayne Bozick
    on Sep 17, 2017

    To be clear - were most of the caps flattened when you received them? And therefore you reshaped them? Or did you flatten them?
    • Rita
      on Sep 17, 2017

      I am not the creator oaf this beautiful floor but I don't think she flattened the cakes at all. When you grout it it will fill in the spaces and make it all the same height. Just amazing.
    • Rhonda Rena Shelley
      on Feb 21, 2018

      The article says she flattened them

  • Dxfrye
    on Sep 20, 2017

    You said you filled the caps to make them sturdy but how did you attach the caps to the floor?
    • Coraline Jones
      on Sep 20, 2017

      The filled caps were then attached with ceramic tile concrete just as though they were store bought tiles.
  • Dxfrye
    on Sep 20, 2017

    Do you think you could do this project with plastic caps? We drink alot of bottled water
    • Coraline Jones
      on Sep 20, 2017

      Chances of cracking might be increased, but truthfully, I don't know.
    • Itsmemic
      on Jan 11, 2018

      why would you want to use white bottle caps? Not very interesting. I know because I tried using them for a project and it was a miserable bust !
  • Mwi31915249
    on Nov 28, 2017

    Hi I'm from Italy and I had the same idea . I would like to do the same for my kitchen but I'm afraid that is not suitable for that kind of room. Can you clean it well and is it easy to scrach it? Thank you. Michela
    • Betty Anne Bayer
      on Jan 11, 2018

      I did something similiar and used 2-part epoxy to coat the floor...cleans up beautifully.
      I also kept my caps the way they were, filling each one w/ drywall compound-allowing to dry, then adhering to floor with tile mastic. My post is on hometalk under bathroom floor beer bottle caps.....
  • Ral28189955
    on Jan 11, 2018

    Do you ever wash the floor and if so how and what do you use so the caps don’t rust.
    • Pla7352633
      on Jan 11, 2018

      With 6 coats of commercial polyurethane applied, they shouldn't rust.
    • Coraline Jones
      on Jan 11, 2018

      I sweep often. Since this is in my craft room/office, I drop things (ex: sewing pins) and they’re very difficult to find. I vacuume with the beater bar off or mop with any gentle soap or disinfectant. Pine Sol usually.
    • Coraline Jones
      on Jan 11, 2018

      PS the aluminum caps haven’t rusted and are coated heavily. I’ll probably coat every year just to be safe.
  • Itsmemic
    on Jan 11, 2018

    fantastic ! My question is though...how long did you have to stay out of that room?
    • Coraline Jones
      on Jan 11, 2018

      The concrete dried from the center out, so I could sit on some while finishing others. In general, the concrete would dry overnight. The grout was a horribly messy process. I allowed a couple days dying for that. The varathane I used dried in half a day for each coat. So, I got 2 coats a day and then stayed out for a week with fans on high just to be safe.
  • Jcs30295418
    on Jan 11, 2018

    Breathtaking. A professional job. You must have lots of patience. How long did it take you?? You can be proud.
    • Coraline Jones
      on Jan 11, 2018

      A year to collect the caps and 3mo to lay the floor. I am proud but it exhaust me just seeing the pictures again. Lol
      Thank you
  • Carol Cole
    on Jan 11, 2018

    Crazy lady. You did one hell of a job. I can't believe it. Must of taken you forever. How many bottle tops Did it take?
    • Coraline Jones
      on Jan 14, 2018

      I don’t remember really. It’s an approx 10 x 12 rm and I think 120 per ft. Its not something I’d attempt again. I’m too old to get up and down on the floor. Lol
    • Carol Cole
      on Jan 14, 2018

      Well, you did a fantastic job.
  • Patricia Wilson
    on Jan 11, 2018

    This floor is totally amazing. But, I too wonder - do you have any idea how many bottle caps you used?? Beautiful and creative!
    • Carol
      on Jan 11, 2018

      Hi Patricia, They said it took 25,920 bottle caps to do the 12'x15' room! That floor is truly amazing! Fantastic job. Very creative too!
  • Hilda Erickson Enewold
    on Jan 11, 2018

    Very, very impressed ! This is beautiful. I too am curious how many bottle caps this took ?

    • Mike
      on Jan 11, 2018

      I am guessing here but if the room was a 12' x 15' room and the bottle caps were 1" in diameter (and that'll be close), it took approximately 25,920 caps to make this floor..... (whew)
  • Dahliaqueen
    on Jan 11, 2018

    OMG how long did it take you? Patience patience patience and lots of beer drinking friends.....amazing. Just doing that on a tray would be a job for me. Bravo !!!
    • Coraline Jones
      on Jan 18, 2018

      Thank you...but I didn drink any of these. Pubs, friends coast to coast, donated from truck drivers, etc. A year to collect and 3mo to lay down.
      Thank you
    • Vaunie Foster
      on Jan 21, 2018

      Just gorgeous!
    • Erica Smith
      on Jan 21, 2018

      WOOOOW! You did a FANTASTIC job! Love the pattern!! Very creative way to recycle the caps!!! I'm very impressed with this...gives Me an inspiration for a much smaller room that I've pondered over...bc I really wanted something unique. Now just to be a good as you....or you can bring your Gran Photo Bomber and come stay at the beach with Me and help me....I have a 9 yr old that loves to photo bomb too! Hahaha Thanks for sharing your wonderful project!!
  • Linda Harp
    on Jan 12, 2018

    Get the heck outta here!! That is the coolest floor I think I've ever seen! You are my newest DIY hero!! I totally want to try something like this... I work in a hospital pharmacy and I have collected thousands of vial caps of all different colors. Do you think plastic vial caps will hold up as well, filled and set in the same way?
    • Coraline Jones
      on Jan 18, 2018

      my daughter collects the vial caps in surgery and sells them on eBay. Sure! Give it a try. The secret is making sure the caps (however thin or thick) are filled so they don’t collapse under the foot pressure. Worse that can happen is you do something different.
      Thanks
    • Donna Carol Hughes Smith
      on Jan 21, 2018

      Holy Mackerel! How long did it take you to do this ? I don’t have the patience but it looks amazing !
  • Dee
    on Jan 12, 2018

    You must have great patience to make such a beautiful creation. Does it still look as gorgeous months later from wear and tear.
    • Coraline Jones
      on Jan 14, 2018

      Yes it does. I have a lot of stuff in that room now and I do have to sweep often cause sewing pins, etc are hard to find.
      thank you
    • Cheryl Biermann
      on Jan 16, 2018

      Beautiful. I am thinking backsplash!
    • Coraline Jones
      on Jan 19, 2018

      Go for it. I did the pennies on my kitchen. Gorgeous
      thank you
    • Karen Anderson Thompson
      on Jan 31, 2018

      Beautiful job! I would love to see your pennies project - I've been thinking of doing a simple project like a table with pennies as a starter
  • Joey Franklin
    on Jan 21, 2018

    I’m not dure
    in understand the first step. You flattened the caps and then filled the undersides?
    • Diane Crites
      on Jan 21, 2018

      The caps were flattened when she recieved them. She used something round, the size of the cap to get the original shape back. Then filled with mortar for stabilit.
    • Coraline Jones
      on Jan 24, 2018

      The caps were bent - usually in half - from bottle openers. I reshaped them so they would lay flat(er) when filled wth concrete. Not completely flat, just bottle top shaped.
  • Brakefield Liz
    on Jan 22, 2018

    How long did it take u to put it down on the floor doing all steps ?
  • Los32754803
    on Feb 24, 2018

    Love it but how many caps did it take?

    • Coraline Jones
      on Feb 26, 2018

      Thousands. It’s lasted for almost 2 yrs now, and I still get questions now and then. I‘m seriously glad it’s finished. Lol
      thank you
    • 9Li33944019
      on Aug 15, 2018

      We just made a table that's 2'x4' and it has approximately 950 caps so....


      Your floor is absolutely amazing! I'm jealous!

    • Coraline Jones
      on Nov 7, 2018

      Honestly, I’ve forgot. Thousand plus.

    • Nancy Fisher
      on Dec 2, 2018

      There's a job for the grand daughter...counting the caps!

  • Amie
    on Jul 25, 2018

    Did u lay tile boards or a sub floor down first?

  • Mary
    on Feb 13, 2019

    Can you paint tile floors!

  • Marcia Quaye
    on Feb 24, 2019

    Did u tile your room first before using the bottle caps

  • Carolina
    on Mar 28, 2019

    OMG this is awesome!! How long did it take you to do the floor?

  • Mary Dodge
    on Mar 28, 2019

    This is beautiful! Looks mosaic. What is the dimension of the room, and roughly how many bottle caps did it take? I don't know if I'd have the patience to wait for all those bottle caps to trickle in.

    • Mary
      on Mar 28, 2019

      You could probably get them from a bar if you asked them to save them for you.

    • Terry J. Manley
      on Apr 4, 2019

      You did a fantastic job! I am amazed at your ingenuity and your creativity. Your brain must be wired totally for creativity. The hours it must of took you to put this together. I'm amazed at how beautiful it is! I love it😁 thanks for sharing 😁

  • Evelien Glover
    on Mar 28, 2019

    This is sooooo flash, how on earth did you even think of doing this???

  • LITTLE AL
    on Mar 28, 2019

    How do the caps hold up under the weight of furniture or a persons weight?

    • Mary Muckle
      on Mar 28, 2019

      Beautiful

    • JoLeen Bolton
      on Mar 28, 2019

      I can't imagine it not doing well if the caps are solidified by filling with the adhesive completely...that would keep them from dents that would/could be made if the caps were left hollow...just my guess. The floor looks great and kudos for the patience of the artist.

    • User
      on Apr 4, 2019

      He filled the caps with cement, that's what I saw in the first picture he posted.

  • Judy
    on Mar 31, 2019

    So unique and beautiful! I'd be afraid to wear it out by walking on it though!Think it would work on a wall, like a mural?

  • Wendy Wolter
    on Apr 4, 2019

    Do you have even a guess on how many total caps you ended up using? It turned out AMAZING!!!! I love it and think you did a fantastic job, super cool!!

  • Barbara
    on Apr 4, 2019

    How long does this hold up under the white of people walking on it. It is pretty but I don't think I would try

    • Daphne
      on Apr 4, 2019

      Read instructions! They used mortar inside the caps.

    • Sarah
      on Apr 4, 2019

      If you cover with epoxy that shouldn't be an issue

    • Danette R Tornatore
      on Apr 4, 2019

      It’s very beautiful and I love the recycle ♻️ idea.

      And maybe before asking questions, it’s so cool that all the information is in his blog so no questions needed except the how many caps did it take???

      Awesome job!!!

    • Colleen
      on Apr 4, 2019

      So very cool!

    • Christy Peace
      on Apr 5, 2019

      Love it!

    • Pattie Garnett
      on Apr 5, 2019

      I believe she said she flattened the bottle caps first.

    • Ivy
      on Apr 5, 2019

      Beautiful

    • Janet
      on Jul 16, 2019

      She said flattened then said she bent them back tinto shape. When looking at the picture you can see she did bend them back into shape and then filled with mortar for stability (weight of people and furniture on it).

  • Debi Woodmansee
    on Apr 4, 2019

    absolutely Gorgeous and very unique. I am sure they are very sturdy as it looks like you filled them with mortar. How long did it take you to do the room?


    • Ramona Medina
      on Apr 5, 2019

      Wowww amazing outstanding wow what a unique job it’s just beautiful gorgeous colors omg 😲 looove it !!! My respect ✊

  • Gina Gutierrez
    on Apr 4, 2019

    BEAUTIFUL!! Do you know how many bottle caps it took to fill the floor? Just beautiful!

  • Lillie DeWitt
    on Apr 5, 2019

    You said you flattened them? Or you fixed the flat ones back up?

  • Kathy Hayes
    on Apr 22, 2019

    Can I make a rug using the beer caps?

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