Franztini
  • Review count
    279
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    1,011
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    January 10, 2020
 
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      • Review count
        279
      • Helpfulness votes
        1,011
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        January 10, 2020
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          74
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          The 3-in-1 versatility of the Spectra Versa Shower System from American Standard allows everyone in the family to enjoy a truly personalized shower. Indulge in the drenching spray of the 11 Rain showerhead and the 4-function hand shower, individually or simultaneously, easily switching between both with the push-button diverter. Designed for hassle-free installation using existing plumbing, Spectra Versa eliminates the need to drill or damage tile, transforming an ordinary shower in an extraordinary spa experience in just 30 minutes. Color: Brushed Nickel.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          In my last home, I purchased a Grohe Rain shower and hand shower setup. What I did not like about...
          PostedNovember 3, 2019
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          In my last home, I purchased a Grohe Rain shower and hand shower setup. What I did not like about the set up was I could not use the hand shower and rain shower at the same time and the hose was plastic! This American Standard shower kit is hands down 100% better than the Grohe setup. First, all the parts are metal and well made. The toggle on the hand shower has a slight audible sound and clicks easily. The hose is metal, extra-long, and well made. I love the fact that you can use both shower heads at the same time! The kit includes two check valves to prevent backflow. I am doing a full remodel, but you can replace your existing shower with this kit. I am going to use a Symmons Temptrol Read More
          In my last home, I purchased a Grohe Rain shower and hand shower setup. What I did not like about the set up was I could not use the hand shower and rain shower at the same time and the hose was plastic! This American Standard shower kit is hands down 100% better than the Grohe setup. First, all the parts are metal and well made. The toggle on the hand shower has a slight audible sound and clicks easily. The hose is metal, extra-long, and well made. I love the fact that you can use both shower heads at the same time! The kit includes two check valves to prevent backflow. I am doing a full remodel, but you can replace your existing shower with this kit. I am going to use a Symmons Temptrol Brass shower valve (Model# 262XBODY). If you are doing a remodel/new build, any trim kit will work with this shower kit. Highly recommend – you won’t be disappointed.
          The shipping was fast and it was packaged extremely well. Now if only I can get my plumber to work as fast! Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great, Lots of Features
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          Bruce Water-Proof Engineered Hardwood with Hydropel Technology is made from 100% wood construction and is water-proof up to 36 hours, providing extended protection against every day spills. Hydropel Technology allows you to enjoy the beauty of hardwood in every room of the home, including kitchens, bathrooms, and basements, while giving you confidence it will stand up to lifes everyday spills and accidents. Using a three-part system, Hydropel Technology protects against surface water damage by implementing a tight locking system, a water-proof, hyper-dense wood core and coated backing, and using a proprietary coating on plank edges to seal out water. To preserve its beauty for a lifetime, a performance coating is applied to each plank to prevent scuffs scratches, and stains. This coating adds a durable layer of protection between the natural hardwood and the uncertainty of everyday life, allowing you to live worry-free when it comes to protecting your floors. Color: Cool Gray.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          When I opened up the box of flooring, the idiom ‘greatest thing since sliced bread’ popped into m...
          PostedOctober 31, 2019
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          When I opened up the box of flooring, the idiom ‘greatest thing since sliced bread’ popped into my mind. I love hardwood and have wanted to install it in my bathroom. Though there are beautiful ‘wood-like’ tiles, my husband doesn’t like the feel of cold tile when he gets out of the shower. This flooring is beautiful, quality top-notch, and the water-proof design – ingenious! The flooring arrived quickly and was well packed. The manufacturer puts foam between the flooring so when it moves in shipment, it does not get scratched. The flooring is solid hardwood and ironically, when my brother saw it, he actually preferred the natural hickory hardwood base – that gives you an idea of the quality. Read More
          When I opened up the box of flooring, the idiom ‘greatest thing since sliced bread’ popped into my mind. I love hardwood and have wanted to install it in my bathroom. Though there are beautiful ‘wood-like’ tiles, my husband doesn’t like the feel of cold tile when he gets out of the shower. This flooring is beautiful, quality top-notch, and the water-proof design – ingenious! The flooring arrived quickly and was well packed. The manufacturer puts foam between the flooring so when it moves in shipment, it does not get scratched. The flooring is solid hardwood and ironically, when my brother saw it, he actually preferred the natural hickory hardwood base – that gives you an idea of the quality. The flooring an be installed above, at, and below grade with the appropriate moisture barrier. It can be glued or installed as a floating floor. I am installing it as a floating floor. When installing flooring, make sure to open multiple boxes to make sure that you get a good color and shade mixture. Also, I use to wait until the end to buy the trim pieces (reducers, t-mouldings, etc.,) but I now buy them at the same time. This way when I an opening up the boxes, I can select floor boards that match the trim pieces. This is especially important when you are only installing in a small area.
          Since it is difficult to tell colors when buying on line, I got this flooring and the Hickory light Gray to see which one best matches the Lanceton vanity in Sterling Gray (Model #LT48P2V3-ST – highly recommend!) that I am installing in my hall bathroom. The cool grey has a wonderful medium color grey that doesn’t look cold. I took a picture of it on top of Home Decorator Cross Sawn Oak Gray flooring (Model #368501-00265 – also recommend!) which has a grey/beige tint so you can see the difference. I also took a picture of it against the light grey so you can see the difference between the two different greys. The light grey does go well with the Lanceton vanity, but the cool gray, with it darker color, is a better contrast. Due to the quality of the flooring, I am going to use the light gray in my master bathroom remodel since I am installing the Wyndham Sheffield Vanity in white with carrara marble top (Model #WCS141472DWHCMUNSMXX) and it will look stunning. This flooring would be fabulous in a beach house or a house with pool. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Good Wood, High Quality of Material, Looks Great
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          Bruce Water-Proof Engineered Hardwood with Hydropel Technology is made from 100% wood construction and is water-proof up to 36 hours, providing extended protection against every day spills. Hydropel Technology allows you to enjoy the beauty of hardwood in every room of the home, including kitchens, bathrooms, and basements, while giving you confidence it will stand up to lifes everyday spills and accidents. Using a three-part system, Hydropel Technology protects against surface water damage by implementing a tight locking system, a water-proof, hyper-dense wood core and coated backing, and using a proprietary coating on plank edges to seal out water. To preserve its beauty for a lifetime, a performance coating is applied to each plank to prevent scuffs scratches, and stains. This coating adds a durable layer of protection between the natural hardwood and the uncertainty of everyday life, allowing you to live worry-free when it comes to protecting your floors. Color: Light Gray.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          When I opened up the box of flooring, the idiom ‘greatest thing since sliced bread’ popped into m...
          PostedOctober 31, 2019
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          When I opened up the box of flooring, the idiom ‘greatest thing since sliced bread’ popped into my mind. I love hardwood and have wanted to install it in my bathroom. Though there are beautiful ‘wood-like’ tiles, my husband doesn’t like the feel of cold tile when he gets out of the shower. This flooring is beautiful, quality top-notch, and the water-proof design – ingenius! The flooring arrived quickly and was well packed. The manufacturer puts foam between the flooring so when it moves in shipment, it does not get scratched. The flooring is solid hardwood and ironically, when my brother saw it, he actually preferred the natural hickory hardwood base – that gives you an idea of the quality. Read More
          When I opened up the box of flooring, the idiom ‘greatest thing since sliced bread’ popped into my mind. I love hardwood and have wanted to install it in my bathroom. Though there are beautiful ‘wood-like’ tiles, my husband doesn’t like the feel of cold tile when he gets out of the shower. This flooring is beautiful, quality top-notch, and the water-proof design – ingenius! The flooring arrived quickly and was well packed. The manufacturer puts foam between the flooring so when it moves in shipment, it does not get scratched. The flooring is solid hardwood and ironically, when my brother saw it, he actually preferred the natural hickory hardwood base – that gives you an idea of the quality. The flooring an be installed above, at, and below grade with the appropriate moisture barrier. It can be glued or installed as a floating floor. I am installing it as a floating floor. When installing flooring, make sure to open multiple boxes to make sure that you get a good color and shade mixture. Also, I use to wait until the end to buy the trim pieces (reducers, t-mouldings, etc.,) but I now buy them at the same time. This way when I an opening up the boxes, I can select floor boards that match the trim pieces. This is especially important when you are only installing in a small area.
          Since it is difficult to tell colors when buying on line, I got this flooring and the Hickory Cool Gray to see which one best matches the Lanceton vanity in Sterling Gray (Model #LT48P2V3-ST – highly recommend!) that I am installing in my hall bathroom. The light grey is very light but is a true grey. I took a picture of it on top of Home Decorator Cross Sawn Oak Gray flooring (Model #368501-00265 – also recommend!) which has a grey/beige tint so you can see the difference. I also took a picture of it against the cool grey so you can see the difference between the two different greys. The light grey does go well with the Lanceton vanity, but the cool gray, with it darker color, is a better contrast. Due to the quality of the flooring, I am going to use the light gray in my master bathroom remodel since I am installing the Wyndham Sheffield Vanity in white with carrara marble top (Model #WCS141472DWHCMUNSMXX) and it will look stunning. This flooring would be fabulous in a beach house or a house with pool. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Good Wood, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Looks High End
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          The Merola Tile Expressions Weave Black 12-1/4 in. x 12-1/4 in. x 7 mm Glass Mosaic Tile is constructed of recycled pressed glass. The black basket-weave shaped chips feature mixed finishes for added dimension. With characteristics of unglazed porcelain tile, this mosaic is impervious and frost resistant. These mesh-mounted tiles offer a high durability rating that is great for any interior or exterior space. Color: Black / Mixed Finish.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I am redoing my master bathroom and want it to be classic, yet modern. Black and white never rea...
          PostedOctober 22, 2019
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          I am redoing my master bathroom and want it to be classic, yet modern. Black and white never really goes out of style since you can change the towels/accents to completely change the look. When I saw this black weave, I had to have it for my shower! It is even more beautiful in person. The combination of matte and gloss black gives it a very elegant appearance. It is quality construction – look at the picture of it compared to another mosaic that I purchased. To go with this mosaic, I am going to install the Maya Blanco 8 in. x 24 in. Ceramic Wall Tile (Model # WPM8MYAB) on the walls – see pictures. Between the texture in the mosaic and the texture of the wall tiles, it will be a classic, Read More
          I am redoing my master bathroom and want it to be classic, yet modern. Black and white never really goes out of style since you can change the towels/accents to completely change the look. When I saw this black weave, I had to have it for my shower! It is even more beautiful in person. The combination of matte and gloss black gives it a very elegant appearance. It is quality construction – look at the picture of it compared to another mosaic that I purchased. To go with this mosaic, I am going to install the Maya Blanco 8 in. x 24 in. Ceramic Wall Tile (Model # WPM8MYAB) on the walls – see pictures. Between the texture in the mosaic and the texture of the wall tiles, it will be a classic, but modern look. I am going to have the walls trim out in the Merola Tile Chester Nero 12” Demi-bullnose (Model #WNU36CNB) in black to make the mosaic pop even more! If you are going to install this mosaic yourself, you are going to need a wet saw. Read Less
          Pros: High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Looks High End, Modern
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          Bring harmony to your home, with the Home Decorators Collection 49 in. Lanceton vanity in Sterling Gray with Stone Effects vanity top in Pulsar. The Stone Effects Pulsar vanity top, and cottage style soft-close door paired with the 6 full extension shaker design drawers, effortlessly unite a contemporary fair with country charm, creating a timeless appearance that is sure to withstand the test of time. Crafted with inlet doors and drawers, and decorated with polished chrome knobs, take control of your space by making over your room with the ready to install Lanceton vanity available exclusively through the Home Depot.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I got this cabinet for our main full bathroom.  I wanted a cabinet that was modern yet would stil...
          PostedOctober 10, 2019
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          I got this cabinet for our main full bathroom.  I wanted a cabinet that was modern yet would still look good in our California ranch house.  This vanity fit the bill with the shaker door, but clean lines and square sink.  The cabinet and top came packaged separately and well packed.  The tracking was easy to follow on homedepot.com and the delivery company called two days before delivery and confirmed again the morning of delivery.
          The cabinet, being particle board, is heavy.  I took out all the drawers so my husband and I could carry it into the house.  The only things that you have to install on the cabinet are the legs and the handles.  I am amazed on the quality and precision of the Read More
          I got this cabinet for our main full bathroom.  I wanted a cabinet that was modern yet would still look good in our California ranch house.  This vanity fit the bill with the shaker door, but clean lines and square sink.  The cabinet and top came packaged separately and well packed.  The tracking was easy to follow on homedepot.com and the delivery company called two days before delivery and confirmed again the morning of delivery.
          The cabinet, being particle board, is heavy.  I took out all the drawers so my husband and I could carry it into the house.  The only things that you have to install on the cabinet are the legs and the handles.  I am amazed on the quality and precision of the legs.  I assumed that after I screwed in the legs that they would have a beveled reveal to hide where you screw them in - not so!  They are so perfectly aligned you cannot tell that the legs were screwed into the base (see picture).  The handles come with two different size screws and one odd sized screw.  The larger screws are for the drawers and the one odd size is for the door.  The legs are in a separate box in the top drawer which they adhered with an adhesive pad.  I tried to use 'Goof off' which ruined the drawer and the pad is still stuck - what a nightmare! I ended up using soap and water, a scraper and a ton of patience! The company should think of a different way to ship the legs.   I was going to knock off a star because of this issue, but the quality of this cabinet is superb. DO NOT USE GOOF OFF!
          The color is a beautiful warm grey and the top is beautiful. The online pictures are very accurate. The drawers are full extension with quality slides, but not soft closing. The top drawers are 3" tall, 16" deep, and 11.25" wide. The four other drawers are 4.25" tall, 16" deep, and 11.25" wide.
          I am installing Lifeproof Starry Light 16 in. x 32 in. Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring (Model: I442101L- which I highly recommend) and a white tub with the American Standard Passage 32 in. x 60 in. 4-Piece Glue-Up Alcove Bath Wall in Serene Marble (Model:P2974BWT.377).  The top is going to go perfect with the flooring and the bathtub surround walls .  This cabinet is going to be installed in the corner of the bathroom so I am purchasing the additional side backsplash (Model:SSSE21-PR ) to match. 
          Other than the sticker issue, this is an excellent cabinet Read Less
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Sturdy
          Cons: sticker adhesive
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          The contemporary look and feel of this door will be a great addition to any home or office. With its full clear glass lite an abundance of light will enter the room to enhance its decor. The solid stile and rail construction will provide many years of worry free use. Color: White.
           

          Does this door come w/ obscure glass (pre-hung)?

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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          October 9, 2014
          Hi,
          I am looking for a pre-hung door with obscure glass that I can use in a hallway bathroom. Thanks!
           
          The Hamilton Double Vanity from Home Decorators Collection offers classic cottage charm with storage to spare. It boasts a grey granite top and dual under-mount sinks with soft-close, shutter-style doors. Deep recessed drawers give you additional room to organize bath essentials. Constructed of birch and MDF for strength, the furniture-quality piece features turned legs, a ivory finish and oil-rubbed bronze hardware.
           

          What are the width of the sink area and drawers

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          Franztini
          August 21, 2013
          I am trying to figure out what size mirrors to get and I was wondering how wide is the 2 door cabinet area that has the sink? Should I assume 24" for the sinks with a 12" drawer?
           
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          KILZ 5 Gal. PVA Primer seals porous surfaces and dries quickly, while its flat finish creates a non-reflective appearance. This primer can be applied by roller, brush or sprayer. A 5 Gal. can cover up to 2000 sq. ft., and its water-based formula allows for easy clean-up with soap and water. Color: White.
           

          Is this the right Kiltz to use in a bedroom that have2 outside walls that are concrete based as our house is cinderblock

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          MommaBear
          September 3, 2017
          The walls seem to creat a lot of moisture and we have problem with mold growing on these walls especially?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          September 4, 2017
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          This is not the correct product for cinder block. You need to use a waterproofing product, such as RedGard Waterproofing and Crack Prevention Membrane (1 Gal - Model # LQWAF1 or 3-1/2 Gal.- Model # LQWAF3). We used this on our cinder block wall before painting. Works great.
           
          KILZ 5 Gal. PVA Primer seals porous surfaces and dries quickly, while its flat finish creates a non-reflective appearance. This primer can be applied by roller, brush or sprayer. A 5 Gal. can cover up to 2000 sq. ft., and its water-based formula allows for easy clean-up with soap and water. Color: White.
           

          Is this PVA primer suitable for new drywall in higher moisture areas such as in a small bathroom ...

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          Graytoday
          August 11, 2017
          Is this PVA primer suitable for new drywall in higher moisture areas such as in a small bathroom that has a shower?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          August 15, 2017
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          Yes it is specially formulated for sealing new sheet rock so your paint will go on uniformly and with less coats.
           
          Upgrade any kitchen with this sleek Samsung slide-in gas range. It blends seamlessly with your cabinetry to give your kitchen a high-end look and offers flexibility for big cooking jobs, from its five-burner cooktop to its large-capacity 5.8 cu. ft. oven. It also features True Convection, for beautifully even cooking that takes less time and uses less energy. And with a reversible cast iron griddle and custom wok grate, this slide-in gas range is the perfect range for anyone who loves to cook and entertain. Color: Stainless Steel.
           

          Does the oven have the dehydrate feature?

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          Loftforlife
          July 3, 2017
          Does the oven have the dehydrate feature?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          July 6, 2017
          Answer: 
          Yes it does. You press Healthy Cook and then #1 for Dehydrate
           
          This 29 cu. ft. Samsung refrigerator has a beautiful, sleek design that fits any kitchen decor. Food Showcase innovates the way you store food, giving you instant access to drinks and condiments with the exterior showcase; while the inner case lets you store large, fresh food items. Metal Cooling technology helps maintain consistent temperature throughout. Plus, LED lighting, Power Freeze and Power Cool Options, and more. Color: Stainless Steel.
           

          Does this model come with a water drip pan for the water dispenser??

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          Bita
          May 3, 2017
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 18, 2017
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          There is no drip pan under the water dispenser
           
          The versatile TrafficMASTER Lakeshore Pecan has inviting grey/natural tones that fit well with just about every interior. The easy fold down installation system lets you install your floor quickly without the need for glue. This means that you can use your floor as soon as your installation is complete. Color: Medium.
           

          how much will it cost for a bedroom 22x14

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          jose
          April 2, 2017
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          April 9, 2017
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          A 22'x14' bedroom is 308 sq ft. It is always recommend to buy 10% over, so you will need 338 sq ft of flooring and underlayment. You will need 14 boxes of flooring (338.38 sq ft) which will cost $267.26 plus tax ($19.08/case) You don't mention what type of sub floor you have which will dictate the type of underlayment. The Traffic Master Standard Polyethylene foam (model # 100779555) can be used above Read More
          A 22'x14' bedroom is 308 sq ft. It is always recommend to buy 10% over, so you will need 338 sq ft of flooring and underlayment. You will need 14 boxes of flooring (338.38 sq ft) which will cost $267.26 plus tax ($19.08/case) You don't mention what type of sub floor you have which will dictate the type of underlayment. The Traffic Master Standard Polyethylene foam (model # 100779555) can be used above and below grade and comment state that it will be fine on a concrete sub-floor, so you will need 4 rolls at $26.29/roll, which will cost $105.16 plus tax. So the total cost of materials for a 22'x14' bedroom would be $372.42 for flooring and underlayment.
          If you do not have the necessary tools to install, I would recommend the following:
          1. tapping block - got mine at a flooring store;
          2. Pull bar (Roberts model# 10-18-8), $12.48,
          3. Knee pads - these are awesome, but expensive, QEP F3 Stabilizer #79642Q, $34.97;
          4. Titebond wood glue, # 5004, $6.27
          5. Rubber Mallet, HDX #31031, $4.97
          If this is the only laminate floor you are going to install, Roberts makes a kit (#10-28) for $19.48 that has the tapping block, pull bar, and spacers. Read Less
           
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