Franztini
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    244
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    4.6
    4.6 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 30, 2013
  • Last Review:
    June 21, 2019
 
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      • 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
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          Franztini's Reviews
           
          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.
           
          As the floor installer in our DIY house, I have installed at least 8K sq ft of different types of...
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          As the floor installer in our DIY house, I have installed at least 8K sq ft of different types of laminate flooring, from engineered hardwood, Traffic master Lakeshore pecan, to this product. This flooring is by far the easiest to install with a much thicker mm laminate.
          I have had this floor installed for over 6 months and love it more than when I installed it. It hides the dirt, is easy to clean, and every person who sees it thinks it is real wood! I had 30 people over for Christmas – little ones, dogs, and this floor handled everything without a scratch. We are talking about dropped dishes, dog claw, etc., and it didn’t look that bad the next day! I have always been a solid hardwood Read More
          As the floor installer in our DIY house, I have installed at least 8K sq ft of different types of laminate flooring, from engineered hardwood, Traffic master Lakeshore pecan, to this product. This flooring is by far the easiest to install with a much thicker mm laminate.
          I have had this floor installed for over 6 months and love it more than when I installed it. It hides the dirt, is easy to clean, and every person who sees it thinks it is real wood! I had 30 people over for Christmas – little ones, dogs, and this floor handled everything without a scratch. We are talking about dropped dishes, dog claw, etc., and it didn’t look that bad the next day! I have always been a solid hardwood flooring person, but this flooring is so much easier!
          At minimum, you will need the following tools - a tapping block, pull bar (Roberts model# 10-18-8), and knee pads. I actually had another pull bar and it was super useful. Flooring manufactures recommend you buy spacers to put at the wall. I find that they are worthless and make my own – a 5 gallon paint stir stick from home depot works great! However, when you are smacking the boards in, the flooring tends to cause the ‘spacer’ to get caught tight up against the wall or if you have a large gap between your sub-floor and sheet rock, caught in the gap. I found that having a second pull bar solved this problem. I would put the second pull bar at the beginning of the row I was installing. As I came to the end of the row, I could then use it to tap back the beginning to get the proper spacing at both ends of the row.
          Also, remember most laminate floors are just pictures of ‘wood patterns’ so the patterns repeat. You need to open up the number of boxes that you are going to need and sort them by the pattern. It is a little time consuming but it will ensure a well laid out floor because the last thing you want is the same ‘pattern’ to be installed right next to one another.
          To ensure the least amount of waste, take the time to measure your room and figure out how many boards will it take to complete a row. This is important because some of my rooms were smaller and would take only 3 boards plus 8”. Since the installation requires at least 12” spacing and a minimum size of 12”, I would have to cut my first board to ensure that I would have at least 12” board at the end of the run. The way I minimized the waste is I would lay out five rows before I began installing. I would cut 9" off the first board, saving the drop. Then the other boards I would cut anywhere from 16" to 25" off using the drop to use at the end of the run. This minimized waste and staggered the seams to give it a much better look. Also, I recommend keeping your waste until the project is done. I used some of the smaller pieces in closets, under the dishwasher, etc. Read Less
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          The DEWALT DCN6901 is an OEM replacement return spring kit for cordless framing nailers. Return springs typically require maintenance after 20,000 - 30,000 shots (+/- 12 months). This kit allows the end user to quickly service their own tool while in the field, rather than shutting down to bring tool to a service center.
           
          Fast delivery, easy to install and my framing nailer is like new again! Highly recommend.
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          Fast delivery, easy to install and my framing nailer is like new again! Highly recommend.
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          Quarter Round is used to accent the transition from baseboard to floor surface, especially in retrofitted floors where the baseboard typically is not removed. The quarter round provides a subtle blend between the gap in the floor and the wall. Providing a beautiful finished look to any room in your home.
           
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          Purchased this to put in front of my tub. Quick delivery, extremely well packed and matched the ...
          PostedMarch 1, 2019
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          Purchased this to put in front of my tub. Quick delivery, extremely well packed and matched the vinyl tile perfectly. I put a bead of waterproof caulk and set the trim piece - perfect!
          I am always a little frustrated that the trim pieces, which you need to complete a project are over-priced, such as this item. I was going to knock off a star, but since you only need a piece or two, felt it would be a little harsh.
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          EcoSmart A19 Light Bulb is a classic shaped bulb that fills the performance gap between incandescent and CFL lighting solutions. Operating on a Halogen capsule, these lamps offer all the benefits of Halogen technology: instant-on, fully dimmable and is mercury free with energy savings that meet Federal EISA 2007 requirements. Halogen classic lamps are the solution for affordable energy savings with superior light quality.
           
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          I got these light bulbs based on the reviews and agree that they are a good value and have a good...
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          I got these light bulbs based on the reviews and agree that they are a good value and have a good color rendering. I have only been using them for about 6 months, so can't attest to the longevity, but there is no flickering nor delay when you flip the switch.
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          Elkay accessories are designed to fit perfectly and coordinate with your Elkay sink. From drains and bottom grids, to cutting boards and magnetic sink organization accessories, we have the accessories you need. They help make your time at the sink more efficient and effortless.
           
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          Once you have a sink that has a bottom grid, you can't live with out it. I got the Elkay Crossto...
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          Once you have a sink that has a bottom grid, you can't live with out it. I got the Elkay Crosstown sink because of the offset drain. I really, really like the offset drain because it makes the area under your sink actually usable since your garbage disposal is off centered (see pics). The bottom grid in combination with the cost of the sink is pretty pricey, but the quality is excellent EXCEPT the little bumpers. The bumpers keep the grid from hitting the side of the sink. Well they are really loose so when you clean the grid they pop off. I have already lost 4 of them down the garbage disposal withing 5 months. Elkay is great about replacing them, but for $54, this should not be a problem.
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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...

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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?
           
          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?

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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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          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?

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          Sapphire
          July 17, 2019
          Is underlayment required for this tile?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          July 17, 2019
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          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...

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          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.
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          June 25, 2019
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          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 ?

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          timo
          May 27, 2019
          wifi enabled ?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 27, 2019
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          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?

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          bob
          May 22, 2019
          can this product be laid directly on the 5/8" sub flooring?
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 22, 2019
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          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?

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          LK
          May 18, 2019
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          Franztini
          Sonoma, CA
          May 19, 2019
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          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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