Franztini
  • Review count
    244
  • Helpfulness votes
    808
  • Average rating
    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    June 21, 2019
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        244
      • Helpfulness votes
        808
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 30, 2013
      • Last Review:
        June 21, 2019
       
      • Question count
        7
         
        • Answer count
          46
           
           
           
           
          Franztini's Reviews
           
          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).
           
          from Sonoma, CA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Easy to install, great flooring
          PostedDecember 29, 2013
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          We installed this flooring in our bathroom and the natural red oak throughout the rest of the house (approximately 2200 sq feet). The product is super easy to install, just a rubber mallet, chop saw, and miter saw to cut around doors/jambs etc. The first two rows are the most difficult because you have to glue the first row and then snap the second row into the first row. I don't know why anyone would say that it is difficult to install. I am a 48 yr old woman and did two rooms by myself. The only issue I had was cutting around door jambs but then I just asked my hubby to do that ;-)
          A really important thing is to open every box you are going to need because they are random pieces. I didn't Read More
          We installed this flooring in our bathroom and the natural red oak throughout the rest of the house (approximately 2200 sq feet). The product is super easy to install, just a rubber mallet, chop saw, and miter saw to cut around doors/jambs etc. The first two rows are the most difficult because you have to glue the first row and then snap the second row into the first row. I don't know why anyone would say that it is difficult to install. I am a 48 yr old woman and did two rooms by myself. The only issue I had was cutting around door jambs but then I just asked my hubby to do that ;-)
          A really important thing is to open every box you are going to need because they are random pieces. I didn't have any issues with the maple, but w/ the natural oak I did get a bunch of boxes that had small pieces (i.e., between 16" and 27") which makes it difficult to get the 12" span between the seams. Also, make sure your floor is super clean and level otherwise it will creak. That is the only reason I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5. Read Less
          Pros: Good Wood, Easy to Install, Looks Great
          +2points
          2out of 2found this review helpful.
           
          MOEN Level Posi-Temp Shower Trim in Chrome (Valve Not Included)
          MOEN Level Posi-Temp Shower Trim in Chrome (Valve Not Included)
          With its minimalist aesthetic and sleek, modern design, the MOEN Level Posi-Temp Shower Trim in Chrome coordinates nicely with a variety of decorative schemes. This trim kit is for use with rough-in valve model 2510, 2520, 2570 or 2590 (not included).
           
          Looks better than the pics, works great
          PostedAugust 19, 2013
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          Very clean looking shower head and handle. On the trim kit with the nob it has really cute icons for hot and cold that you can't see in the pics. Good price and a no brainer to install.
          Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great, Stylish
          +1point
          2out of 3found this review helpful.
           
          This durable prefinished engineered click real oak floor is easy to install. Simply engage the long sides at an angle and press down. The flooring is crafted of five layers of solid wood permanently bonded together in a cross-ply design. No HDF or other fiber boards are utilized. The stability of this construction provides superior strength, humidity resistance, and installation options (glue-less, floating, or glue down). The aluminum oxide finish provides 10 times more abrasion resistance than ordinary urethane finishes. Our company has been manufacturing wood floors to exacting standards in Johnson City, Tenn., for over 110 years.
           
          Never going to bother refinishing floors & just install this!
          PostedJuly 30, 2013
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          We installed this flooring in a 18' 5" x 15' room in about 6 hours. It is a breeze to install - the longest part was running down the stairs and cutting the last board and opening the boxes and sorting the pieces. We didn't have an issue with boxes only having small pieces. As with laying any flooring it is really important to open several boxes and mix the boards. Also, we noticed a few of the boxes had 'starter' boards - either left or right. We assume that there was a mistake at the factory and they threw them in the box. They are labeled on the bottom of the board.
          We used Unison 2 in l underlayment which was a breeze to use but will be using Johnson foam for the rest of the bedrooms Read More
          We installed this flooring in a 18' 5" x 15' room in about 6 hours. It is a breeze to install - the longest part was running down the stairs and cutting the last board and opening the boxes and sorting the pieces. We didn't have an issue with boxes only having small pieces. As with laying any flooring it is really important to open several boxes and mix the boards. Also, we noticed a few of the boxes had 'starter' boards - either left or right. We assume that there was a mistake at the factory and they threw them in the box. They are labeled on the bottom of the board.
          We used Unison 2 in l underlayment which was a breeze to use but will be using Johnson foam for the rest of the bedrooms since it is going over hardwood and we don't need the moisture barrier.
          We purchased 15 boxes and had almost a box left over. If you plan and layout the boards right you will have next to no drop. Our drop only filled four inches in a garbage can. Read Less
          Pros: Feels Like Wood, High Quality of Material, Looks Like Wood, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Looks High End
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          +24points
          24out of 24found this review helpful.
           
          The Zinsser 32-oz. DIF Gel Wallpaper Stripper Spray is a non-drip, fast-acting, enzyme-based blue gel that clings to walls and eliminates the mess of solutions or steamers. Safe, non-toxic, odorless. Comes ready to use.
           
          Works but get the wallpaper 'scorer'
          PostedJuly 30, 2013
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          As one reviewer pointed out, you need to get the matching tool that scores the wallpaper. The trick is to not do to big of an area that it dries out because it will not work. I wasted quite a bit until I figured this out.
          Pros: Easy to Use
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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...

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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.
           

          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
           
          The versatile TrafficMASTER Lakeshore Pecan has inviting grey/natural tones that fit well with just about every interior. The easy fold down installation system lets you install your floor quickly without the need for glue. This means that you can use your floor as soon as your installation is complete.
           

          Is underlayment required for this tile?

          Asked by
          Sapphire
          July 17, 2019
          Is underlayment required for this tile?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          July 17, 2019
          Answer: 
          This is not tile, but laminate flooring. Yes it does need an underlayment. Depending on your type of sub-floor, will dictate the minimum type of underlayment. I installed this on a sub-floor with no moisture, so I could use the least expensive underlayment. If you are laying this on slab above/below grade you are going to want an underlayment with a vapor barrier.
           
          RibbonFlex Pro Custom Color RGB LED tape lighting transforms spaces like no other lighting can. Add creative color lighting to tray ceilings, coves, under cabinets, architectural elements and more. High performance RGB LEDs can produce an endless array of colors including shades of white making it exceptionally versatile for creative accent lighting. Use a color controller to select a static color and brightness level of your choice, or create color changing scenes and effects. Ultra thin and flexible (measuring just over 3/8 in. W by 1/8 in. T), it works where other lighting can't. Designed for custom installations, RGB LED lighting is highly configurable and can be cut to size every 4 in. or easily linked together to create longer lengths of lighting. 3M high-bond adhesive tape backing makes installation as easy as peel-and-stick. Requires an RGB LED controller and a 12-Volt DC power supply, each sold separately.
           

          Hi, Can i just use only one colour for this LED RGB light strip? I just need yellow and don't wan...

          Asked by
          Erika
          June 24, 2019
          Hi,

          Can i just use only one colour for this LED RGB light strip? I just need yellow and don't want it change colour.
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          June 25, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes, you can set it to a static color. I can't remember if the remote comes with the color lighting, I think it does. But you will need to use the color remote to set the color. Search homedepot.com for (Model # HHRGB14 - there are two versions.
          For a true yellow, keep your red and green levels both at a maximum of 255. If you set the blue level as 0, you obtain a bright banana color
           
          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.
           

          wifi enabled ?

          Asked by
          timo
          May 27, 2019
          wifi enabled ?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 27, 2019
          Answer: 
          Nope
           
          Presented by Home Decorators Collection, Gray Oak's authentic, cross-sawn texture and grey color achieve the look of reclaimed wood planks, adding fashion-forward beauty to any room. Its durable and ultra-strong AC4 wear layer protects against scratching, fading and staining, paired with a limited lifetime residential/7-year commercial warranty to ensure decades of lasting beauty and functionality. Appropriate for both residential and commercial uses, it also features a user-friendly locking technology to ensure quick and easy installation in your home or business.
           

          can this product be laid directly on the 5/8" sub flooring?

          Asked by
          bob
          May 22, 2019
          can this product be laid directly on the 5/8" sub flooring?
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 22, 2019
          Answer: 
          No. You need an underlayment such as TrafficMASTER Standard 100 sq. ft. Rolls 25 ft. x 4 ft. x .080 in (Model #:100779555).
           
          The Insl-X 1 gal. Semi-Gloss Water White Swimming Pool Paint can be used on many indoor and outdoor pool coatings as well as plaster and concrete surfaces. Its mildew- and UV-resistant, waterproof water-based formula has low amounts of VOCs for environmental and human safety. The paint dries to the touch in 60 minutes and should be reapplied after 6 hours for best results. The 1 gal. can works well on areas up to 250 sq. ft.
           

          We have concrete shower floors that have been painted can we sand the concrete floors and apply this paint?

          Asked by
          LK
          May 18, 2019
          Asked by
          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 19, 2019
          Answer: 
          I don't know if the manufacturer recommends this but it is exactly why we bought it. The shower isn't heavily used, so I don't know how long it will last but it looks great.
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