Franztini
  • Review count
    272
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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
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          Franztini's Reviews
           
          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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          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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          4out of 4found 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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          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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          What is the model number for the valve that this unit is compatible with?

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          savvyshopper
          September 27, 2019
          What is the model number for the valve that this unit is compatible with?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          September 27, 2019
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          Since this just replaces your shower head, it is compatible with all valves.
           
          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.
           

          Grey in color?

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          Rascal
          September 25, 2019
          Grey in color?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          September 25, 2019
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          Yes it is grey in color
           

          How many lumens is the LED bulb? I am looking for bright light in a 20x20 ft room.

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          sho
          September 5, 2019
          How many lumens is the LED bulb? I am looking for bright light in a 20x20 ft room.
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          September 5, 2019
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          The light has a 17 watt LED which is roughly 1600 lumens. It is bright enough to light up a 20x20 room but I think you would need task lights for reading and other tasks needed directed light.
           
          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.
           

          Is the optional back filler panel (to cover gap between back of range and the wall) included, or ...

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          MAS
          September 1, 2019
          Is the optional back filler panel (to cover gap between back of range and the wall) included, or must it be purchased separately? And what is the height of the side wings from the cooktop that go over the countertop?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          September 2, 2019
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          The filler panel comes with the stove but I did not use it. The height of the wing is roughly between 1/4" to 3/8". Here is a picture of the wing covering the edge of my countertop
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          DuraSpin systems increase screw fastening speeds by more than 4 times versus bulk screwdrivers and loose screws. They improve job site productivity by 30% or more. You can drive drill point fasteners with a variable speed trigger. Great for use cement board, subfloor, underlayment, wood decking, drywall to wood and drywall to steel.
           

          Is there a depth adjustment in the end of the extension?

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          Anthony
          August 26, 2019
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          August 27, 2019
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          Yes there in a depth adjustment at the end and it is very easy to switch between the different depths.
           
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