northwindone
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    165
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    4.7
    4.7 out of 5
  • First Review:
    July 27, 2009
  • Last Review:
    September 9, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        165
      • Helpfulness votes
        171
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        July 27, 2009
      • Last Review:
        September 9, 2019
       
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          northwindone's Reviews
           
          Presented by Home Decorators Collection, Highlands Teak's authentic texture and 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 30-Year Residential 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.
           
          from Ridgecrest, CA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
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          As soon as I opened the boxes of this flooring I was pleasantly surprised how good the color look...
          PostedSeptember 9, 2019
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          As soon as I opened the boxes of this flooring I was pleasantly surprised how good the color looked. We wanted a gray tone to the floor in our den, I was a bit skeptical this would look a bit too grey, but it looks great! The finish also isn't glossy and has some texture to it to replicate real wood. Laminate flooring in general has come a long way since I installed it in our first bedroom in 2007, and this is no exception. It is easier to install, still wears great, and definitely looks/feels better. Overall I'm very happy with this flooring with how great it looks and how easily it is installing.
          Pros: Easy to Install, Feels Like Wood, Looks Great, Looks Like Wood
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          Lifeproof Russet Meadow Hickory 12 mm Thick x 6.1 in. Wide x 47.64 in. Length Laminate Flooring (14.13 sq. ft. / case)
          Lifeproof Russet Meadow Hickory 12 mm Thick x 6.1 in. Wide x 47.64 in. Length Laminate Flooring (14.13 sq. ft. / case)
          Russet Meadow Hickory's texturing and earthy brown coloration achieve the look of real hardwood adding beauty to any room. Its durable AC4 wear layer protects against scratching, fading and staining. Appropriate for residential and commercial use, it features a user-friendly locking technology for a quick and easy installation.
           
          from Ridgecrest, CA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This will possibly be the easiest flooring install I have made due to the fact underlayment is no...
          PostedSeptember 9, 2019
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          This will possibly be the easiest flooring install I have made due to the fact underlayment is not needed (and should not be used). The only complication being that it's quite a bit thicker than other flooring in the adjoining room, which may cause difficulties with the transition strip.
          The finish looks great and is a great improvement to any room, especially to a room that was previously 1980s linoleum! We had planned to install this flooring in our master bathroom, but due to a water leak caused by a rodent eating through our PEX the new shower and tub has to be removed to fix the plumbing and water damage delaying the installation of this flooring. I have tried out a few planks in Read More
          This will possibly be the easiest flooring install I have made due to the fact underlayment is not needed (and should not be used). The only complication being that it's quite a bit thicker than other flooring in the adjoining room, which may cause difficulties with the transition strip.
          The finish looks great and is a great improvement to any room, especially to a room that was previously 1980s linoleum! We had planned to install this flooring in our master bathroom, but due to a water leak caused by a rodent eating through our PEX the new shower and tub has to be removed to fix the plumbing and water damage delaying the installation of this flooring. I have tried out a few planks in another room and they do click together very well and as stated, the finish is outstanding in appearance. I'm definitely looking forward to installing this flooring and believe it will look great in our freshly remodeled master bathroom. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Looks Like Wood
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          The informal design of the Greenwich collection combines effortless style with classic beauty. Inspired by the iconic look of American casual decor, the traditional form of this bath accessory collection mixes with subtle detailing to create a look that is both everyday chic and invitingly fresh. This 4-Piece Bath Accessory Set includes a 24 in. towel bar, toilet paper holder, towel ring and towel hook.
           
          from Ridgecrest, CA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          First of all this is a great looking bath hardware set. The styling is great and the finish is v...
          PostedAugust 5, 2019
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          First of all this is a great looking bath hardware set. The styling is great and the finish is very attractive and a great match to all the other brushed nickel items in our bathroom including some Delta fixtures. As our bathroom is currently being remodeled the only piece that has been installed is the toilet paper holder. As the other pieces use the same installation hardware they should all be the same as for ease of installation. The installation on these is extremely easy using a slide-on bracket instead of the traditional microscopic allen screw that grabs a metal bracket on the wall. As the screw holes are vertical and spaced a bit further apart this provides better anchorage for Read More
          First of all this is a great looking bath hardware set. The styling is great and the finish is very attractive and a great match to all the other brushed nickel items in our bathroom including some Delta fixtures. As our bathroom is currently being remodeled the only piece that has been installed is the toilet paper holder. As the other pieces use the same installation hardware they should all be the same as for ease of installation. The installation on these is extremely easy using a slide-on bracket instead of the traditional microscopic allen screw that grabs a metal bracket on the wall. As the screw holes are vertical and spaced a bit further apart this provides better anchorage for drywall anchors or toggle bolts when you cannot hit a stud. I'm very happy with the installation and the appearance of this set and I'm looking forward to being able to install the remaining pieces once the painting is complete. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great, Stylish
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          Add a stylish complement to your cabinet with this Everbilt Top Ring Round Cabinet Knob. It measures 1-1/4 in. and features a classic Satin Nickel finish that matches any decor. Constructed with durable zinc, this elegant piece will be as long-lasting as it is beautiful. Includes mounting hardware for quick and easy installation.
           
          from Ridgecrest, CA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          While we have not yet had the opportunity to install these knobs (they were purchased for our kit...
          PostedAugust 4, 2019
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          While we have not yet had the opportunity to install these knobs (they were purchased for our kitchen which is going through a face lift) I am very happy with the appearance, finish, and build quality. They will be a great match to the other satin nickel hardware that we have already purchased or will be purchasing for our kitchen. They will provide a great update without being so modern as to clash with some of our outdated items in our kitchen. Overall I'm very happy with these and my wife and I are definitely looking forward to installing them once our cabinets have been re-finished.
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, Nice Design, Sturdy, Stylish
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          Add a stylish complement to your cabinet with this Everbilt Scalloped Spoon Foot Cabinet Pull. It measures 3 in. (76 mm) from center to center and features a classic Satin Nickel finish that matches any decor. Constructed with durable zinc, this elegant piece will be as long-lasting as it is beautiful. Includes mounting hardware for quick and easy installation.
           
          from Ridgecrest, CA
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          While we have not had the opportunity to install these yet, I am very happy with the appearance a...
          PostedAugust 4, 2019
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          While we have not had the opportunity to install these yet, I am very happy with the appearance and quality of these cabinet pulls. Our kitchen is soon to undergo a face lift and we will be installing these nickel cabinet pulls on our freshly refinished cabinets. The finish is very attractive and a great match to all the other satin nickel finishes throughout our house. The design is modern enough to update our kitchen but is not so modern as to clash with any older items we have. I'm definitely looking forward to installing these, and now that I've seen them in person I will be ordering the remainder we need to finish our kitchen.
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, Nice Design, Sturdy, Stylish
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          Presented by Home Decorators Collection, Highlands Teak's authentic texture and 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 30-Year Residential 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.
           

          Are these floors waterproof

          Asked by
          Joyce
          August 4, 2019
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          northwindone
          Ridgecrest, CA
          September 9, 2019
          Answer: 
          No, water will soak into the joints and cause damage to the seams. There are laminate products designed for occasional or frequent water exposure.
           
          The DGD4 LED Downlight Gimbal features the latest in performance LED Downlight technology, designed to create an attractive visual aesthetic that's incredibly easy to install. The high-performance DGD4 is Dimmable and features a 92 CRI rating, with an R9 value exceeding 50, making it one of the highest quality light fixtures on the market. Installation does not require a recessed housing or junction box, only a simple 4.125 in. in diameter cut-out in the ceiling using the provided template. The elegantly designed fixture and off-board driver (included) allows for a more flexible installation and an increased lifespan thanks to the superior heat management system separated from the LED module itself. The DGD4 features adjustable spring-loaded retention tabs for a secure fit, eliminating the need for a recessed housing or junction box. Adding an adjustable, multi-directional light system to highlight artwork or architectural design features in your home just got easier. Freedom from having to use a housing or junction box allows this light to be installed in places others simply cannot. Available in Black, Nickel, Oil-Rubbed Bronze and White. Choose from 2700K, 3000K, 4000K or 5000K Color Temperatures. The DGD4 is ENERGY STAR rated, Insulation Contact rated (IC-rated), Title 24 Compliant, Damp-Location rated and is protected by NICOR's 5-Year Limited Warranty.
           

          RE: Nicor4 in. White 3000K Remodel IC-Rated Recessed Integrated LED Gimbal Downlight--Can the dir...

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          Lighter
          April 20, 2019
          RE: Nicor4 in. White 3000K Remodel IC-Rated Recessed Integrated LED Gimbal Downlight--Can the direction of the downlight be adjusted easily once the light is installed? Or, once installed, the direction angle is fixed?
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          northwindone
          Ridgecrest, CA
          May 1, 2019
          Answer: 
          Yes, the angle is easy to adjust after it is installed. You are not stuck with the angle at which it was installed.
           
          The Hangman Apartment Hanger consists of 2 aluminum interlocking brackets modeled after the French Cleat. Perfect for hanging art in apartments, where keeping wall damage to a minimum is so important. Included level ensures an accurate installation of pictures and mirrors. Aircraft grade aluminum brackets will not corrode and can be used indoors or outdoors. The system uses small nails which leave pin size holes and a foam back to protect walls from marks and scrapes. Once installed, art can be adjusted left or right. This 18 in. wide hanger holds object weighing up to 150 lbs.
           

          How think is this one? ie how far out from the wall will this add to the piece being hung?

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          vic
          November 4, 2016
          How think is this one? ie how far out from the wall will this add to the piece being hung?
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          northwindone
          Ridgecrest, CA
          June 2, 2018
          Answer: 
          The frame of the mirror we hung only has a 1/4" gap between the frame and wall at the top.
           
          The 40W Equivalent EcoSmart B11 candelabra base filament LED light bulbs are a stylish replacement for traditional incandescent bulbs - with all the benefits of LED technology. The color temperature of the light bulbs is soft white (2700K). These LED light bulbs are dimmable, have a clear all-glass exterior, and provide an omni-directional (360) distribution of light. The EcoSmart LED 40W equivalent decorative LED filament light bulbs use only 4-Watt of energy - that is a 90% savings over traditional lighting - and that means savings on your energy bill every month. The 15,000-hour lifespan and 5 year warranty makes these light bulbs a great choice for applications in your home and office. Start saving today with EcoSmart.
           

          Is this bulb dimmable? If so, what type of dimmer is needed?

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          Gaman
          March 15, 2018
          Is this bulb dimmable? If so, what type of dimmer is needed?
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          northwindone
          Ridgecrest, CA
          April 10, 2018
          Answer: 
          I have not seen any specifications on the exact type of dimmer they recommend. However, I have tried these with both a Lutron smart dimmer and a remote controlled Hunter dimmer and they worked great with both, dimming all the way down to just a glow without flicker.
           
          Brighten your space and bring music to your room with the Home Networks LED Dimmable Lighted Mirror with Bluetooth Speakers. The mirror features integrated dimmable LED lighting that borders all 4-sides of the mirror, bringing light to your room and enriching details in the mirrors reflection. This mirror also packs innovative, dual Bluetooth speaker technology that lets you connect, play music and make phone calls seamlessly. Additional features include lighted touch sensor buttons for operation and a built-in anti-fog pad to keep you clear.
           

          Can this mirror be mounted horizontal? I will not be using the bluetooth speakers.

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          MrC
          March 4, 2018
          Can this mirror be mounted horizontal? I will not be using the bluetooth speakers.
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          northwindone
          Ridgecrest, CA
          March 6, 2018
          Answer: 
          It appears this is possible as there are locking slots mounted to the side (which would be the bottom when mounted horizontally) of the rear panel in addition to the one used for vertical installation. I believe the control buttons would end up on the bottom left instead of the bottom right and the speakers would point to the top and bottom instead of side to side.