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
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          When I first opened up the box and started pulling out the planks, I thought the flooring looked ...
          PostedSeptember 22, 2019
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          When I first opened up the box and started pulling out the planks, I thought the flooring looked fake. I just installed 2000 sq ft of Cross Sawn Oak Grey (Model# 368501-0026) which has scores in it that gives it a more 'natural' look. Well after clicking a few planks together, I love it! It is a true brown with color from creme to a med/dark brown.
          The super wide planks are awesome. As with most laminate flooring, the smallest piece has to be 12" or longer, but the spacing between the seams in this floor is minimum of 6" which is much smaller than normal, which is usually 12". I guess because of the wider plank, this can be done.  This is great, because in smaller rooms, you will have Read More
          When I first opened up the box and started pulling out the planks, I thought the flooring looked fake. I just installed 2000 sq ft of Cross Sawn Oak Grey (Model# 368501-0026) which has scores in it that gives it a more 'natural' look. Well after clicking a few planks together, I love it! It is a true brown with color from creme to a med/dark brown.
          The super wide planks are awesome. As with most laminate flooring, the smallest piece has to be 12" or longer, but the spacing between the seams in this floor is minimum of 6" which is much smaller than normal, which is usually 12". I guess because of the wider plank, this can be done.  This is great, because in smaller rooms, you will have less waste because you won't have to cut off too much of the plank to meet the 12" seam span.
          Another difference on this flooring is the under layment.  If you want the waterproof to work, you need to install either asphalt-saturated kraft paper or #15 or #30 felt paper as well as a sound control under layment.  This obviously will add to the per square foot cost installed, but that should be expected with the benefit of it being waterproof. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Feels Like Wood, Looks Great, Looks Like Wood
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          +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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          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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          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)?

          Asked by
          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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          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.
           

          When installing this flooring as a floating floor in the kitchen, does it sit below the cabinets ...

          Asked by
          DIYer
          January 25, 2020
          When installing this flooring as a floating floor in the kitchen, does it sit below the cabinets or is it laid up to the cabinets? What if it's glued down or stapled?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 25, 2020
          Answer: 
          Whether you have this floor floating, glued or stapled, you do not put it under cabinets or any heavy fixed object. You would butt the flooring up to the cabinets leaving the appropriate expansion space.
           
          Pegasus Pegasus 48 in. W x 31 in. H Frameless Recessed or Surface-Mount Tri-View Bathroom Medicine Cabinet with Beveled Mirror
          Pegasus Pegasus 48 in. W x 31 in. H Frameless Recessed or Surface-Mount Tri-View Bathroom Medicine Cabinet with Beveled Mirror
          This mirrored cabinet features a Tri-view beveled frameless door that can be installed with hinge. Inside, three glass shelves that hold all your toiletries and bath items. Rust-free aluminum construction with mirror back ensures years of use. A side kit is included for recess or surface mount
           

          is the inside mirrored? or metal

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          bluiis
          January 20, 2020
          is the inside mirrored? or metal
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 21, 2020
          Answer: 
          yes the inside is mirrored.
           
          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.
           

          I installed this in December. I installed brand new Energizer batteries in it when I put it on my...

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          Jessica
          January 18, 2020
          I installed this in December. I installed brand new Energizer batteries in it when I put it on my door. The unit is now blinking red meaning the batteries are low and need replaced. Is it normal for batteries to last only a short time in this unit?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 19, 2020
          Answer: 
          No. My batteries last longer than a year,. I would check to make sure that the batteries are securely seated in the battery compartment. If they are seated properly, you may have gotten old batteries or there may be an issue with the unit and I would contact Kwikset. Kwikset is has a fabulous customer service and warranty which is why I always buy there products.
           
          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 I buy this range already converted to propane?

          Asked by
          builder18620
          January 15, 2020
          Can I buy this range already converted to propane?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 15, 2020
          Answer: 
          No. However the range does come with a LP Propane conversion kit and instructions on how to convert it. It isn't difficult to do. If you don't want the hassle, when you purchase from Homedepot.com, you get an option to "get it up and running" for about $54, which includes a $34 installation kit - I think a screaming deal!
          Great range - when we sold our house, we bought another one for our new house.
           
          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 the oven heat with open flames?

          Asked by
          LaCar
          January 11, 2020
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          January 11, 2020
          Answer: 
          No it does not. The flames are covered.
           
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