Franztini
  • Review count
    272
  • Helpfulness votes
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  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    December 10, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        272
      • Helpfulness votes
        940
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        December 10, 2019
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          67
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          Home Decorators Collection Breckenridge Oak 12mm Thick x 8.03 in. Wide x 47.64 in. Length Laminate Flooring (15.94 sq. ft. / case), Light
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          When I first opened up the box and started pulling out the planks, I thought the flooring looked ...
          PostedSeptember 22, 2019
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          When I first opened up the box and started pulling out the planks, I thought the flooring looked fake. I just installed 2000 sq ft of Cross Sawn Oak Grey (Model# 368501-0026) which has scores in it that gives it a more 'natural' look. Well after clicking a few planks together, I love it! It is a true brown with color from creme to a med/dark brown.
          The super wide planks are awesome. As with most laminate flooring, the smallest piece has to be 12" or longer, but the spacing between the seams in this floor is minimum of 6" which is much smaller than normal, which is usually 12". I guess because of the wider plank, this can be done.  This is great, because in smaller rooms, you will have Read More
          When I first opened up the box and started pulling out the planks, I thought the flooring looked fake. I just installed 2000 sq ft of Cross Sawn Oak Grey (Model# 368501-0026) which has scores in it that gives it a more 'natural' look. Well after clicking a few planks together, I love it! It is a true brown with color from creme to a med/dark brown.
          The super wide planks are awesome. As with most laminate flooring, the smallest piece has to be 12" or longer, but the spacing between the seams in this floor is minimum of 6" which is much smaller than normal, which is usually 12". I guess because of the wider plank, this can be done.  This is great, because in smaller rooms, you will have less waste because you won't have to cut off too much of the plank to meet the 12" seam span.
          Another difference on this flooring is the under layment.  If you want the waterproof to work, you need to install either asphalt-saturated kraft paper or #15 or #30 felt paper as well as a sound control under layment.  This obviously will add to the per square foot cost installed, but that should be expected with the benefit of it being waterproof. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Feels Like Wood, Looks Great, Looks Like Wood
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          Home Decorators Collection Selborne Oak 12mm Thick x 8.03 in. Wide x 47.64 in. Length Laminate Flooring (15.94 sq. ft. / case), Light
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          The shipping was fast and the flooring arrived well package and undamaged.  The first thing I not...
          PostedSeptember 22, 2019
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          The shipping was fast and the flooring arrived well package and undamaged.  The first thing I noticed is this flooring is HEAVY.  I just installed over 2000 sq ft of Home Decorators Cross Sawn Oak Gray laminate flooring (Model# 368501-0026 - which I LOVE!), The flooring is also 12mm thick but the wider plank and the waterproof (I think) makes this flooring heavier and thicker. 
          I laid the boards on top of the Cross Sawn Oak flooring to help with the color rendering. Both my husband think there is a slight pink undertone. We don't have a large project, so it might just be the number of boxes we got had this tone. The super wide planks are awesome.
          As with most laminate flooring, the Read More
          The shipping was fast and the flooring arrived well package and undamaged.  The first thing I noticed is this flooring is HEAVY.  I just installed over 2000 sq ft of Home Decorators Cross Sawn Oak Gray laminate flooring (Model# 368501-0026 - which I LOVE!), The flooring is also 12mm thick but the wider plank and the waterproof (I think) makes this flooring heavier and thicker. 
          I laid the boards on top of the Cross Sawn Oak flooring to help with the color rendering. Both my husband think there is a slight pink undertone. We don't have a large project, so it might just be the number of boxes we got had this tone. The super wide planks are awesome.
          As with most laminate flooring, the smallest piece has to be 12" or longer, but the spacing between the seams in this floor is minimum of 6" which is much smaller than normal, which is usually 12". I guess because of the wider plank, this can be done.  This is great, because in smaller rooms, you will have less waste because you won't have to cut off too much of the plank to meet the 12" seam span.
          I knocked off a star just because of the pink undertone, otherwise I highly recommend. Read Less
          Pros: Feels Like Wood, Looks Great, Looks Like Wood
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          6out of 8found this review helpful.
           
          Home Decorators Collections Disher Oak 8mm Laminate Flooring brings you value and durability at an affordable price. You dont have to worry about lifes everyday spills and accidents with Disher Oaks 24HR Water Resistant Technology. Disher Oak features a durable AC-3 wear layer, allowing it to withstand everyday wear and tear. With a 30 year Residential Warranty, your homes floor is protected (see warranty guide for more details). Stylish yet timeless, Disher Oaks subdued gray color and matte finish create the perfect backdrop to any space. Angle Tap technology is suitable for both professional and Do It Yourself Installation. Disher Oak has achieved GREENGUARD Golds indoor air quality certification, ensuring that its met some of the world's most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of VOCs into indoor air. Let Home Decorators Collections Disher Oak bring value, beauty, and durability to your next project. Color: Light.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I am looking for waterproof laminate flooring because I hate tile! This flooring is a true grey w...
          PostedSeptember 22, 2019
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          I am looking for waterproof laminate flooring because I hate tile!
          This flooring is a true grey with cream/white/dark gray veining.   I took the picture on top of the Cross Sawn Oak flooring (Model# 368501-0026 - which I LOVE!) which has a yellower tone so you can see the difference. I found this flooring difficult to click in place which was surprising since the Cross Sawn Oak was easy - and it is 12mm! Overall, The floor looks good once you get the boards in place, but I just felt the quality was not as good as the non-water proof Cross Sawn Oak which is less. I know it isn't water proof, but the laminate is thicker and the quality is much better.
          I was going to knock off 2 stars for Read More
          I am looking for waterproof laminate flooring because I hate tile!
          This flooring is a true grey with cream/white/dark gray veining.   I took the picture on top of the Cross Sawn Oak flooring (Model# 368501-0026 - which I LOVE!) which has a yellower tone so you can see the difference. I found this flooring difficult to click in place which was surprising since the Cross Sawn Oak was easy - and it is 12mm! Overall, The floor looks good once you get the boards in place, but I just felt the quality was not as good as the non-water proof Cross Sawn Oak which is less. I know it isn't water proof, but the laminate is thicker and the quality is much better.
          I was going to knock off 2 stars for the quality, but the fact that it is waterproof is a great feature, so I added back a star. Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great
          Cons: Difficult to Install
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          3out of 3found this review helpful.
           
          With layered geometric and frosted glass shades, clean lines, and dramatic angles, the Sansa 4-Light Track light is an artful combination of style and function. Perfect for a warm inviting bedroom, a minimalist modern living room or a stunning monochromatic living room, the chrome finish and geometric shades create an artistic statement piece. The overall size allows you to add this light to any area of your home and can help add a modern element to any room - truly great design in its simplest form.
           
          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 light for my closet to replace a low watt builder grade fixture.  I needed the light t...
          PostedSeptember 2, 2019
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          I got this light for my closet to replace a low watt builder grade fixture.  I needed the light to be able to illuminate the dark areas of the closet.  The light was well packed and shipped quickly.  It has almost everything to install except the bulbs.  The listing has a conflict.  The detail states: "Bulb included: 12x E12/candelabra base G50 shape incandescent bulbs included 60-Watt each, 710 Lumens - 2700K (warm white) - 99 CRI - 3000-hour bulb life" 
          But the specification clearly states 'bulb not included and type of bulb G9.  It also states on the exterior of the box, no bulbs included.  So the detailed description is wrong. 
          I went to Home depot to pick up the LED G9 bulbs Read More
          I got this light for my closet to replace a low watt builder grade fixture.  I needed the light to be able to illuminate the dark areas of the closet.  The light was well packed and shipped quickly.  It has almost everything to install except the bulbs.  The listing has a conflict.  The detail states: "Bulb included: 12x E12/candelabra base G50 shape incandescent bulbs included 60-Watt each, 710 Lumens - 2700K (warm white) - 99 CRI - 3000-hour bulb life" 
          But the specification clearly states 'bulb not included and type of bulb G9.  It also states on the exterior of the box, no bulbs included.  So the detailed description is wrong. 
          I went to Home depot to pick up the LED G9 bulbs (Model:BP40G9/830/LED/HDR) The four 40w LED bulbs cost almost as much as the light!  I wasn't expecting the bulbs to be that expensive. Thankfully they are LED so I won't need to replace them anytime soon.
          In order to install the glass shades, they provide a tool that makes it easy to take the chrome "nut" easy to screw onto the base (see pictures).  Each track head moves independently and over all it looks great.  If I wrote this review as soon as I realized the light bulbs were not included, I would of given it 3 stars out of sheer frustration.  But now that I have put it together and it gives off great light and I have no more dark spots in my closet, I love it. Hopefully Home Depot can update the description so others won't be frustrated by not realizing that the bulbs are not included. Read Less
          Pros: Functional, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Nice Design, Unique
          Cons: no bulbs included
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          3out of 3found this review helpful.
           
          This bathroom light is a perfect example of classic style redesigned for today's home. With its simple design and brushed nickel finish, this vanity light will be the star of your bathroom. The bell shaped opal glass shades bring style and sophistication to this fixture. This light fixture is designed for damp locations such as over bathroom sinks and vanity areas.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I am remodeling my master bathroom and going to have two vanity lights over two 24" wide medicine...
          PostedAugust 21, 2019
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          I am remodeling my master bathroom and going to have two vanity lights over two 24" wide medicine cabinets. So I wanted the light to be smaller, yet produce enough light. This light, which accepts up to three 60 watt light bulbs puts off a beautiful diffused, but bright light.
          The light arrived quickly and was really well packed. It was so well packed I had to open up both ends of the box to get the Styrofoam out that was protecting the glass shades. It has everything you need to install the light. The glass shades are 6 tall and a very good quality. Clear directions were provided, but the light was so easy to install I never even bothered looking at them. Highly recommend!
          Pros: Easy to Assemble, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Stylish, Unique, Very Bright
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          Use this Loctite 10 fl. oz. PL Premium Advanced Polyurethane Construction Adhesive for indoor or outdoor projects that require a water-resistant, low-VOC adhesive. This adhesive is ideal for humid areas and is compatible with woodwork, concrete, stone, brick, hardwood floors, coated wood, drywall and metal.
           

          The interior vinyl trim (similar to the JELD-WEN - Window Vinyl Interior Flat Trim) around my ret...

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          Franztini
          December 9, 2018
          The interior vinyl trim (similar to the JELD-WEN - Window Vinyl Interior Flat Trim) around my retrofit vinyl windows are loose on a few of my windows. Can I use this to reattached the trim?
           

          How random is the pattern of the boards? I installed Traffic Master Lakeshore Pecan (looks great...

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          Franztini
          June 28, 2018
          How random is the pattern of the boards? I installed Traffic Master Lakeshore Pecan (looks great) but they only had about eight different patterns so you had to make sure to open all the boxes and sort by pattern before you could lay out your floor otherwise you might have the same pattern next to each other.
           
          Grace Roof Detail Membrane is the only product available today designed specifically for waterproofing critical roof detail areas. Based on the Grace Ice and Water Shield technology, Grace Roof Detail Membrane is a flexible product that conforms tightly to common roof details such as skylights, chimneys and dormer walls. Available in 9 in. and 18 in. W, it is the optimal choice for valleys and transition areas such as ridges, rake edges and drip edges.
           

          Use under a deck? I have a porch that is over my garage. I am replacing my porch and need to wate...

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          Franztini
          June 27, 2017
          Use under a deck? I have a porch that is over my garage. I am replacing my porch and need to waterproof it. I was thinking of installing this product over 5/8" plywood and then install decking on top. Would this create a water proof barrier?
           
          BEHR Premium Plus 1 gal. Deep Base Low-Luster Enamel Porch and Floor Paint is suitable for a variety of indoor and outdoor projects, including painting basements, porches, floors, decks and patios. This low-luster acrylic latex paint is resistant to UV damage, scuffing, fading, cracking and peeling. It offers improved hiding properties for efficient coverage.
           

          I have a concrete shower base that needs to be repainted. Can I use this paint? I am not lookin...

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          Franztini
          February 25, 2017
          I have a concrete shower base that needs to be repainted. Can I use this paint? I am not looking for a water proof membrane, just a paint that can handle water. Thanks!
           
          The 14-19/64 in. x 9-19/64 in. 1,000-Watt White Wall Heater features louvers that direct heated air downward for even distribution throughout an area. This wall heater can be operated from a convenient wall-mounted line-voltage thermostat by using the Broan model 86W. The thermal overload protection feature helps provide safe use. Size: 15.0 In..
           

          Can I use a different thermostat?

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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 4, 2014
          I see that this heater works with the Broan 86W thermostat, but was wondering if I can use another manufacturer's thermostat? I would like the ability to have the ability to do daily scheduling. If so, which one or what would be the specifications.
           
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          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.
           

          Can this be installed under kitchen cabinets or would it buckle?

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          JB
          February 11, 2017
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          Franztini
          February 14, 2017
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          I have installed many floating floors and all of them explicitly state to not install under kitchen cabinets. Traffic master has the same verbiage in their installation instructions under the heading: "IMPORTANT: TrafficMASTER laminate flooring is intended for a floating installation only. Do not glue, nail, or attach in any other way to your existing subfloor. Cabinets and kitchen islands should be Read More
          I have installed many floating floors and all of them explicitly state to not install under kitchen cabinets. Traffic master has the same verbiage in their installation instructions under the heading: "IMPORTANT: TrafficMASTER laminate flooring is intended for a floating installation only. Do not glue, nail, or attach in any other way to your existing subfloor. Cabinets and kitchen islands should be installed prior to the laminate flooring."
          Now the flooring may have no issues but I would assume if you had an issue, your warranty would not be honored. Read Less
           
          Keep your home comfortable in extreme cold and hot temperatures all year round. Greenfiber blow-in cellulose insulation fills gaps and voids to create an energy saving thermal blanket that can lower heating and cooling costs by 25% and reduce sound power by 60%. Fire resistant treated insulation is made with 85% recycled material that meets a Class 1 Fire Rating to protect your home and give you more time to evacuate.
           

          Moisture inside wall or need to be drying

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          La1280
          January 20, 2017
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 21, 2017
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          You need to dry it otherwise it will clump and it may mold.
           
          The Kurdamir Collection is an expansive collection of timeless Persian designs in fresh colors. Each rug has been meticulously woven in magnificent detail utilizing state of the art technology. These rugs are stain resistant with treatment and should be spot cleaned for easy maintenance. Color: Black.
           

          How is this installed? Using adhesive or nails?

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          Tyler
          December 18, 2016
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          December 18, 2016
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          I used a staple gun and staples. I forgot what size staple but I think 3/4 inch
           
          The time consuming ways of installing hoods are now a thing of the past. The FIT system eliminates measuring, cutting and filler strips for a perfect fit every time. Once installed, homeowners enjoy the quiet operation of 7 sones at its highest speed with 3 fan speeds and recirculation option. This way, the vent hood doesn't disturb family time in the kitchen. And when cooking introduces steam, grease, smoke and odors into the surrounding air, a 350 CFM fan takes care of it. Plus, this model offers LED lighting to brighten the cooking area. Color: Stainless Steel.
           

          The Installation Instructions and Use & Care Guide says that the LED light can only be replaced b...

          Asked by
          CrazyLadyFromAlbuquerque
          December 8, 2016
          The Installation Instructions and Use & Care Guide says that the LED light can only be replaced by a service technician. Is that a mistake in the manual? Thank you
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          December 11, 2016
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          I don't think it is a mistake and a concern I had as well. Many leds cannot be replaced, i.e., in bathroom lights, and when they go out you need to get a new fixture. So based on that, I would assume it is not a mistake.
           
          Powered by M12 REDLITHIUM Battery Technology, Milwaukee M12 Heated Jackets use carbon fiber heating elements to create and distribute heat to the chest, back, and front hand pockets. For use in abrasive environments, ToughShell Stretch Polyester delivers 5X Longer Life than previous softshell jackets and provides wind and water resistance to survive the elements. Size: medium. Color: Black. Gender: female. Age Group: adult.
           

          How do I know what size to order

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          Shirley
          November 25, 2016
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 30, 2016
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          If you scroll down, there is a size chart. Since it is a slim fitting jacket, I would order a size larger than your normal size. I normally wear a small and the medium fits perfectly. I love this jacket.
           
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