Franztini
  • Review count
    251
  • Helpfulness votes
    822
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    August 8, 2019
 
  • Question count
    7
     
    • Answer count
      50
       
       
       
      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        251
      • Helpfulness votes
        822
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        August 8, 2019
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          50
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          The Amerock BH26504G10 Clarendon 24 in. (610 mm) towel bar is finished in Satin Nickel. An updated twist on traditional aesthetics inspires this sculpted collection. Featuring an artful design with smooth structural transitions, Clarendon effortlessly coordinates with Amerock's Candler and Extensity decorative cabinet hardware collections, transforming any bath into a relaxing spa. The classic Satin Nickel finish provides a sleek, lightly brushed, warm grey metallic look. Amerock markets decorative hardware solutions that inspire, coordinate and help express personal style. For the kitchen, bathroom and the rest of the home, with a variety of finishes and designs for all decorating tastes, Amerock is the ultimate, time-tested source for hardware needs. Amerock markets products in four categories: decorative hardware, decorative hooks, bath accessories and functional hardware.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
          ,
          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I really like the look of these bathroom accessories, so I got them for my rental property. They...
          PostedApril 24, 2019
          Overall rating 
          3.0 out of 5
          3.0 out of 5
          Quality 
          3.0 out of 5
          3.0 out of 5
          No, I do not recommend this product.
          I really like the look of these bathroom accessories, so I got them for my rental property. They look beautiful with the Delta porter faucet and shower trim kit (see pic) I just installed them, so I can't report on the long term durability, but I am a little concerned on the quality. When I went to install the towel bar, the screw bent - at this price point, that is unacceptable. After installing the robe hook, towel ring, toilet paper holder, and 24" towel rack, here are the pros/cons:
          Pros:
          Looks great
          Nice weight
          Nice finish
          Everything included to install, including two different types of mollys
          Good instructions and templates
          The pivot on the TP holder is nice and
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          I really like the look of these bathroom accessories, so I got them for my rental property. They look beautiful with the Delta porter faucet and shower trim kit (see pic) I just installed them, so I can't report on the long term durability, but I am a little concerned on the quality. When I went to install the towel bar, the screw bent - at this price point, that is unacceptable. After installing the robe hook, towel ring, toilet paper holder, and 24" towel rack, here are the pros/cons:
          Pros:
          Looks great
          Nice weight
          Nice finish
          Everything included to install, including two different types of mollys
          Good instructions and templates
          The pivot on the TP holder is nice and solid
          Negative
          Cheap screws that bend
          Mounting brackets are a little 'cheap' - how will they hold up?
          The allen screws that hold the accessory to the base is cheap and actually stripped out
          Towel ring does not move smoothly
          Overall, I really like the look, finish and weight of this product, but at this price point, I don't think they are worth it, hence 3 stars. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Stylish
          Cons: Not Durable
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          2out of 2found this review helpful.
           
          The Amerock BH26507G10 Clarendon Pivot Tissue Roll Holder is finished in Satin Nickel. An updated twist on traditional aesthetics inspires this sculpted collection. Featuring an artful design with smooth structural transitions, Clarendon effortlessly coordinates with Amerock's Candler and Extensity decorative cabinet hardware collections, transforming any bath into a relaxing spa. The classic Satin Nickel finish provides a sleek, lightly brushed, warm grey metallic look. Amerock markets decorative hardware solutions that inspire, coordinate and help express personal style. For the kitchen, bathroom and the rest of the home, with a variety of finishes and designs for all decorating tastes, Amerock is the ultimate, time-tested source for hardware needs. Amerock markets products in four categories: decorative hardware, decorative hooks, bath accessories and functional hardware.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
          ,
          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I really like the look of these bathroom accessories, so I got them for my rental property. They...
          PostedApril 24, 2019
          Overall rating 
          3.0 out of 5
          3.0 out of 5
          Quality 
          3.0 out of 5
          3.0 out of 5
          No, I do not recommend this product.
          I really like the look of these bathroom accessories, so I got them for my rental property. They look beautiful with the Delta porter faucet and shower trim kit (see pic) I just installed them, so I can't report on the long term durability, but I am a little concerned on the quality. When I went to install the towel bar, the screw bent - at this price point, that is unacceptable. After installing the robe hook, towel ring, toilet paper holder, and 24" towel rack, here are the pros/cons:
          Pros:
          Looks great
          Nice weight
          Nice finish
          Everything included to install, including two different types of mollys
          Good instructions and templates
          The pivot on the TP holder is nice and
          Read More
          I really like the look of these bathroom accessories, so I got them for my rental property. They look beautiful with the Delta porter faucet and shower trim kit (see pic) I just installed them, so I can't report on the long term durability, but I am a little concerned on the quality. When I went to install the towel bar, the screw bent - at this price point, that is unacceptable. After installing the robe hook, towel ring, toilet paper holder, and 24" towel rack, here are the pros/cons:
          Pros:
          Looks great
          Nice weight
          Nice finish
          Everything included to install, including two different types of mollys
          Good instructions and templates
          The pivot on the TP holder is nice and solid
          Negative
          Cheap screws that bend
          Mounting brackets are a little 'cheap' - how will they hold up?
          The allen screws that hold the accessory to the base is cheap and actually stripped out
          Overall, I really like the look, finish and weight of this product, but at this price point, I don't think they are worth it, hence 3 stars. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great
          Cons: Not Durable
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          +1point
          1out of 1found this review helpful.
           
          The Amerock BH26501G10 Clarendon Towel Ring is finished in Satin Nickel. An updated twist on traditional aesthetics inspires this sculpted collection. Featuring an artful design with smooth structural transitions, Clarendon effortlessly coordinates with Amerock's Candler and Extensity decorative cabinet hardware collections, transforming any bath into a relaxing spa. The classic Satin Nickel finish provides a sleek, lightly brushed, warm grey metallic look. Amerock markets decorative hardware solutions that inspire, coordinate and help express personal style. For the kitchen, bathroom and the rest of the home, with a variety of finishes and designs for all decorating tastes, Amerock is the ultimate, time-tested source for hardware needs. Amerock markets products in four categories: decorative hardware, decorative hooks, bath accessories and functional hardware.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
          ,
          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I really like the look of these bathroom accessories, so I got them for my rental property.. They...
          PostedApril 24, 2019
          Overall rating 
          3.0 out of 5
          3.0 out of 5
          Quality 
          3.0 out of 5
          3.0 out of 5
          I really like the look of these bathroom accessories, so I got them for my rental property.. They look beautiful with the Delta porter faucet and shower trim kit (see pic) I just installed them, so I can't report on the long term durability, but I am a little concerned on the quality. First, the towel ring does not move smooth. When I went to install the towel bar, the screw bent - at this price point, that is unacceptable. After installing the robe hook, towel ring, toilet paper holder, and 24" towel rack, here are the pros/cons:
          Pros:
          Looks great
          Nice weight
          Nice finish
          Everything included to install, including two different types of mollys
          Good instructions and templates
          The
          Read More
          I really like the look of these bathroom accessories, so I got them for my rental property.. They look beautiful with the Delta porter faucet and shower trim kit (see pic) I just installed them, so I can't report on the long term durability, but I am a little concerned on the quality. First, the towel ring does not move smooth. When I went to install the towel bar, the screw bent - at this price point, that is unacceptable. After installing the robe hook, towel ring, toilet paper holder, and 24" towel rack, here are the pros/cons:
          Pros:
          Looks great
          Nice weight
          Nice finish
          Everything included to install, including two different types of mollys
          Good instructions and templates
          The pivot on the TP holder is nice and solid
          Negative
          Cheap screws that bend
          Mounting brackets are a little 'cheap' - how will they hold up?
          The allen screws that hold the accessory to the base is cheap and actually stripped out
          Towel ring does not move smoothly
          Overall, I really like the look, finish and weight of this product, but at this price point, I don't think they are worth it, hence 3 stars. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Stylish
          Cons: Not Durable
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          +1point
          1out of 1found this review helpful.
           
          We face a myriad of challenges each and every day. Cleaning clogged drains, thankfully, no longer has to be one of them--thanks to the ShowerShroom. ShowerShroom is a 2 in. stand-up shower stall hair stopper that fits snug inside your shower stall drain, effortlessly gathering each and every hair that tries to make its way down your vulnerable drain. It's the hero you deserve in your bathroom. You can rest easy knowing that ShowerShroom works great for all kinds of hair-- human and pet alike. No more exorbitant bills from the plumber and no more having to use harmful chemical-based drain cleaners that damage your pipes.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
          ,
          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          I have long hair that constantly clogs my shower drain. This is one of those items that once you...
          PostedApril 10, 2019
          Overall rating 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          Ease of installation 
          4.0 out of 5
          4.0 out of 5
          Quality 
          4.0 out of 5
          4.0 out of 5
          I have long hair that constantly clogs my shower drain. This is one of those items that once you buy and install wonder why you didn't get one sooner. The drain protector is made of a heavy duty plastic that I think will last years. It catches the hair and other debris and is easy to clean. I am definitely going to get the SinkShroom for my bathroom sinks!
          Pros: Easy to Install, Reliable
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          Our Wood Handle Bins are portable and sturdy fabric drawers made to hold anything you may need. Use them to keep miscellaneous items off the floor and to carry project supplies from 1 room to the next. Slide them into a cube organizer or simply collapse them and store them neatly away. These multi-purpose items are storage units and carrying baskets all in one.
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
          ,
          Gender:Female
          Received free product:Yes
          I was on a mission to organize my laundry room. I have open baskets for the dirty laundry, but w...
          PostedMarch 25, 2019
          Overall rating 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          Quality 
          5.0 out of 5
          5.0 out of 5
          I was on a mission to organize my laundry room. I have open baskets for the dirty laundry, but wanted something other than open baskets for my hand wash and ironing. Since I needed to fit them on my 12: deep shelves, the size was perfect. They arrived quickly and well packed. The single handle, once installed, is nice and sturdy even with the basket filled with clothes. Because of the size, you won't get a ton of clothes in them - well at least how you toss them in a laundry room.
          The only thing is the color has a green undertone. Maybe it is because my laundry room countertop is a dark grey so it really highlights any other color than grey. I still really like the color but just wanted Read More
          I was on a mission to organize my laundry room. I have open baskets for the dirty laundry, but wanted something other than open baskets for my hand wash and ironing. Since I needed to fit them on my 12: deep shelves, the size was perfect. They arrived quickly and well packed. The single handle, once installed, is nice and sturdy even with the basket filled with clothes. Because of the size, you won't get a ton of clothes in them - well at least how you toss them in a laundry room.
          The only thing is the color has a green undertone. Maybe it is because my laundry room countertop is a dark grey so it really highlights any other color than grey. I still really like the color but just wanted to give a heads up. Overall, great value and looks so much more expensive than what costs. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Assemble, Looks Great, Nice Design, Sturdy, Well Made
          Cons: green undertone
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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...

          Asked by
          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?
           
          Ann Arbor Oak’s authentic wood texturing and natural coloration achieve the look of real weathered hardwood adding beauty to any room. Its durable AC3 wear layer protects against scratching, fading and staining. Appropriate for residential use, it features a user-friendly locking technology for a quick and easy installation.
           

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

          Asked by
          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...

          Asked by
          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...

          Asked by
          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.
           

          Can I use a different thermostat?

          Asked by
          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
           
          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.
           

          Island Install, top flanges

          Asked by
          Mike
          June 21, 2016
          I see the range has flanges on either side of the unit for a finished "built-in" look. Do those flanges go around the back (where the vent is)? How is the back edge finished? Does it butt to the counter, require a small gap, sit above the counter, etc…?

          I want to avoid having a gap visible on the backside of the range in the island. The GE Profile slide-in range has a flange on three sides, with a built-in vent cover at the back. It looks like a drop-in cooktop, look I want.
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          June 23, 2016
          Answer: 
          The flange does go all the around. We had our quartz installer/manufacturer actually make a cut out for the stove to slide in as we wanted the quartz between the wall. I don't know what type of material you are going to have on your island, but you could do the same thing to avoid the gap.
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          Awash with a warm cinnamon finish, this 60 in. double vanity is full-bodied and sits flush with the floor. It is an attractive, elegant piece with an affordable price that belies its upscale look. Two sets of double doors (one right, one left) and three middle drawers are equipped with black birdcage-style handles that give it a vintage appearance. The solid, seamless construction gives homeowners and contractors the sense that it is custom-built, while the generous storage space within accepts bathroom accessories aplenty. Cap this furniture-style bathroom vanity with a top/sink/faucet combination that ties the room together. Browse the Foremost Naples lineup for mirrors and wall/linen cabinets in the same cinnamon finish.
           

          What vanity top and/or faucet did you use on this vanity and how nice did it end up looking? Model numbers would help. Thanks.

          Asked by
          Supersan77
          June 18, 2016
          I'm leaning towards getting this vanity, and wondering what tops or faucets look nice with it. Please if possible include model number or similar info so I can locate it to see the price and buy. Thanks.
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          June 20, 2016
          Answer: 
          Hi, In my review I listed the top I used as well as pictures: The top is Pegasus 61 in W Granite Vanity Top - Model # 62684, I used the Kohler Devonshire 8" widespread faucets - Model # K-R394-4-CP; I think it turned out really nice. Overall great cabinet.
           
          Tired of recoiling your garden hose after each use. This coiled hose may be the answer you're looking for. It expands and retract easily and the hanging rack can be easily mounted for convenient storage.
           

          does the hose come with the wire holder?

          Asked by
          Stevep
          texas
          April 6, 2016
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 22, 2016
          Answer: 
          The one I got came with a nice holder, but it was not the wire basket.
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          Add the beauty of maple wood to your floors with Vintage Maple Natural Engineered Click Hardwood Flooring. Crafted in Johnson City, TN to exacting standards, this durable flooring has five layers of solid wood permanently bonded together in a cross-ply design. The engineered click style makes it easy to install; simply hold the long sides at an angle and press them down. CARB Phase II Certified, this flooring contains no HDF or other fiber boards. An aluminum oxide finish provides 10 times more abrasion resistance than an ordinary urethane finish. The result is stylish, stable planks with exceptional strength and humidity resistance and three installation options (glue-less, floating, or glue down).
           

          Does this flooring have to sit & acclimate before installation or can you install it right when you get it?

          Asked by
          Paul
          Houston Tx
          May 17, 2016
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 21, 2016
          Answer: 
          According to the manufacturer it does not have to sit and acclimate.
           
          Gilmour 5/8 in. Dia x 25 ft. Flat Soaker Water Hose
          Gilmour 5/8 in. Dia x 25 ft. Flat Soaker Water Hose
          The Gilmour 5/8 in. Dia x 25 ft. Flat Soaker Hose has a flat hose shape that's designed to be flexible and easy to handle to help make watering tasks easy. It is Flexible and easy-to-handle design.
           

          What is this hose made of? Is it a flat, inflatable, nylon-type material?

          Asked by
          CZfield
          Washington State
          April 20, 2016
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          April 25, 2016
          Answer: 
          I am not sure what material but it is flat. They were absolutely horrible. I purchased 10 and every single one of them worthless after one summer season in the garden - they had huge holes. Someone posted that they got them to last longer by using a reducer. I would not buy them.
           
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