Franztini
  • Review count
    272
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    933
  • 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
        933
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        December 10, 2019
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          66
           
           
           
           
          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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          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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          The contemporary look and feel of this door will be a great addition to any home or office. With its full clear glass lite an abundance of light will enter the room to enhance its decor. The solid stile and rail construction will provide many years of worry free use. Color: White.
           

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

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

          What are the width of the sink area and drawers

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          Franztini
          August 21, 2013
          I am trying to figure out what size mirrors to get and I was wondering how wide is the 2 door cabinet area that has the sink? Should I assume 24" for the sinks with a 12" drawer?
           
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          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.
           

          Can this floor be installed in the kitchen where kitchen sink spalshes occur all the time?

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          Los
          December 2, 2019
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          December 3, 2019
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          Yes it can. The flooring is water resistant up to 24 hours, however it is recommended that you wipe up any excess moisture or spills as soon as possible.
           
          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.
           

          Can this range be converted to use LP gas?

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          SlyFox
          December 1, 2019
          Can this range be converted to use LP gas?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          December 3, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes it can!
           
          The SmartCode touchpad electronic deadbolt is a one-touch locking motorized deadbolt. With your personalized code, you can enter your home with the convenience of keyless entry and the back-lit keypad provides increased visibility. SmartCode is easy to install, program and use, and operates on 4 AA batteries. It also features SmartKey Security as the back-up keyway. This single cylinder deadbolt can be locked or unlocked by using the keypad or key from the outside as well as the turn button from the inside. The Lifetime Polished Brass finish adds to the traditional look and feel of the product and makes a classic statement.
           

          Can you put in more than 1 code at a time ie: will the deadbolt open using any 1 of say 6 stored...

          Asked by
          hook
          November 23, 2019
          Can you put in more than 1 code at a time ie: will the deadbolt open using any 1 of say 6 stored codes?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 24, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes you can have more than one code at a time and use any of the codes.
           
          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.
           

          Are the knobs made of metal and is the read out material glass?

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          Ginny
          November 21, 2019
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 21, 2019
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          The knobs are metal and the read out area is glass. Great stove!
           
          The Industrial Chic look capitalizes on the play between polished and rough elements. The Walden Forge collections' smooth matte black metal surfaces contrast with the knurled, aged brass socket and back plate. The lively glow of vintage lamps is set inside of Austin's stylish frame.
           

          Are there options for brighter light bulbs in the vintage style ?

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          HomeRepairs
          November 18, 2019
          Are there options for brighter light bulbs in the vintage style ?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          November 19, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes, you can use any 60 watt bulb
           
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