Franztini
  • Review count
    279
  • Helpfulness votes
    1,014
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    January 10, 2020
 
  • Question count
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        279
      • Helpfulness votes
        1,014
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        January 10, 2020
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          76
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I hate cleaning grout in the shower and I can't afford to install a solid sheet of stone, so this...
          PostedOctober 8, 2019
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          I hate cleaning grout in the shower and I can't afford to install a solid sheet of stone, so this was an excellent option.  I was a little concerned that it would look fake, but wow, it looks fabulous!  Each panel has a unique pattern and it looks like real honed marble.  Obviously, when you feel it, it does not have the cold touch as real stone, but I find that to be a positive. 
          The installation instructions state you can install this over existing tile but we knew we had dry rot, so we ripped out the tile and installed Gold Bond purple XP Gypsum board (Model:50001464). As with tile, you need to install these walls 1/8" above your tub deck.  The two center panels 'clip' together with a Read More
          I hate cleaning grout in the shower and I can't afford to install a solid sheet of stone, so this was an excellent option.  I was a little concerned that it would look fake, but wow, it looks fabulous!  Each panel has a unique pattern and it looks like real honed marble.  Obviously, when you feel it, it does not have the cold touch as real stone, but I find that to be a positive. 
          The installation instructions state you can install this over existing tile but we knew we had dry rot, so we ripped out the tile and installed Gold Bond purple XP Gypsum board (Model:50001464). As with tile, you need to install these walls 1/8" above your tub deck.  The two center panels 'clip' together with a tongue and groove which makes it look seamless.  We had to cut it to fit around a window and used a circular saw with a fine tooth blade.  Overall, it was easy to install but did take two days because you have to set the walls in place with pressure applied to them for at least 24 hours until you put on the sealant. Looks fabulous and no more grout to clean!   Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, High Quality
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          +6points
          6out of 6found this review helpful.
           
          Home Decorators Collection Boulder Pine 12mm Thick x 8.03 in. Wide x 47.64 in. Length Laminate Flooring (15.94 sq. ft. / case), Medium
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This flooring has a rustic look which I like. The laminate has a great texture that makes it look...
          PostedSeptember 23, 2019
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          This flooring has a rustic look which I like. The laminate has a great texture that makes it look and feel like real wood.  The color is a 'true' gray with a cream undertone.  I took the picture on top of the Cross Sawn Oak Gray flooring (Model# 368501-0026 - which I LOVE!) which has a yellower tone so you can see the difference. 
          The shipping was fast and the flooring arrived well package and undamaged.  The first thing I noticed is this flooring is HEAVY.. 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, Read More
          This flooring has a rustic look which I like. The laminate has a great texture that makes it look and feel like real wood.  The color is a 'true' gray with a cream undertone.  I took the picture on top of the Cross Sawn Oak Gray flooring (Model# 368501-0026 - which I LOVE!) which has a yellower tone so you can see the difference. 
          The shipping was fast and the flooring arrived well package and undamaged.  The first thing I noticed is this flooring is HEAVY.. 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 6" seam span. The boards clip together easily.
          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.
          Great product and quality! Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Feels Like Wood, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Looks Like Wood
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          +4points
          4out of 4found this review helpful.
           
          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
          ,
          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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          +4points
          4out of 4found this review helpful.
           
          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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          +5points
          7out of 9found 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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          +3points
          3out of 3found this review helpful.
           
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          Franztini's Questions
           
          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.
           
          Franztini's Answers
           
          LifeProof is the latest innovation in vinyl flooring and is exclusively sold at The Home Depot. This flooring now features Scratch Protect surface coating, which is the Ultimate in scratch and stain resistance. LifeProof luxury vinyl flooring is both pet and kid friendly. This product has a pre-attached underlayment which minimizes sound and enhances warmth and comfort underfoot. LifeProof luxury vinyl flooring features a drop-and-lock installation system making it fast and easy for both Pros and DIYers to install. This flooring offers authentic color and texture for a realistic look and feel. LifeProof is both phthalate-free and formaldehyde-free to ensure product safety. Buy today, install today. 100% LifeProof, 0% worries. Color: Starry Light.
           

          The instructions say it can be installed under vanities with legs. My double vanity is 60 inches ...

          Asked by
          YR
          January 7, 2020
          The instructions say it can be installed under vanities with legs. My double vanity is 60 inches and 265 lbs. Am I still okay even with these specs?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 8, 2020
          Answer: 
          Yes. I have it installed under a vanity with almost the same specs.
           
          This durable prefinished engineered click real oak floor is easy to install. Simply engage the long sides at an angle and press down. The flooring is crafted of five layers of solid wood permanently bonded together in a cross-ply design. No HDF or other fiber boards are utilized. The stability of this construction provides superior strength, humidity resistance, and installation options (glue-less, floating, or glue down). The aluminum oxide finish provides 10 times more abrasion resistance than ordinary urethane finishes. Our company has been manufacturing wood floors to exacting standards in Johnson City, Tenn., for over 110 years. Color: Natural.
           

          If I was to clean using a wet mop, what solution would I use? I understand that microfiber mops a...

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          Monica
          January 6, 2020
          If I was to clean using a wet mop, what solution would I use? I understand that microfiber mops and vacumes are used to pick up debris and dirt, but I would also like to clean using some sort of wet solution that won't destroy the wood over time.
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 7, 2020
          Answer: 
          I would buy a product that is made for engineered hardwood floors, such as Rejuvenate
          128 oz. Floor Cleaner(Model # RJ128FC)
           
          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 this come with the grill pan on the top of the oven ?

          Asked by
          DEL
          December 29, 2019
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          December 29, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes it does come with the grill pan.
           
          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.
           

          I purchased the Pergo FloorMate underlayment for this flooring, which includes moisture barrier a...

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          tpa
          December 27, 2019
          I purchased the Pergo FloorMate underlayment for this flooring, which includes moisture barrier and is 3mm thick. Does this flooring require thicker than 3mm for the moisture barrier (do I need to purchase a roll of moisture barrier also)? I have a concrete subfloor.
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          December 28, 2019
          Answer: 
          No. As long as the Pergo FloorMate has the moisture barrier, that is all that you need.
           
          LifeProof is the latest innovation in vinyl flooring and is exclusively sold at The Home Depot. This flooring now features Scratch Protect surface coating, which is the Ultimate in scratch and stain resistance. LifeProof luxury vinyl flooring is both pet and kid friendly. This product has a pre-attached underlayment which minimizes sound and enhances warmth and comfort underfoot. LifeProof luxury vinyl flooring features a drop-and-lock installation system making it fast and easy for both Pros and DIYers to install. This flooring offers authentic color and texture for a realistic look and feel. LifeProof is both phthalate-free and formaldehyde-free to ensure product safety. Buy today, install today. 100% LifeProof, 0% worries. Color: Starry Light.
           

          is this product recommended with the direct sun on it?

          Asked by
          miles
          December 14, 2019
          is this product recommended with the direct sun on it?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          December 14, 2019
          Answer: 
          No. Do NOT install this product in any location that will get direct sunlight As the installation instructions state:
          Long-term exposure to direct sunlight can potentially damage LifeProof™, causing it to discolor, fade, or buckle. Protect LifeProof™ from exposure to direct sunlight via the use of window-treatments or UV-tinting on windows
           
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