KatieKat
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      • Review count
        315
      • Helpfulness votes
        1,270
      • Average rating
        4.7
        4.7 out of 5
      • First Review:
        June 9, 2014
      • Last Review:
        December 9, 2019
       
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          Custom Building Products #09 Natural Gray 1 Gal. Fusion Pro Single Component Grout is a professional grade, single component sanded grout. Fusion Pro requires no mixing and is ready to use on ceramic, porcelain, glass tiles and polished natural stone. It is suitable for exterior and interior wall and floor use.
           
          from Cincinnati
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          Easy to use for installing a kitcheb backsplash
          PostedSeptember 2, 2014
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          I used the natural gray to install porcelain and stone mosaic tiles (called Titan interlocking) that I purchased from home depot as well. The gray grout was a standard light gray color and the color was even throughout the bucket. (See Picture) It is not green as pictured on home depot's site.
          Even though the grout lines were very small in my mosaic tiles, I had zero problems with hazing. I grouted 12 inches at a time and wiped over them once with a damp sponge. Then I wiped the tiles with some clean paper towels and then followed with a microfiber towel that they sell in the tiling isle. I feel that that microfiber towel was key because it did an excellent job. I did use a lot of paper Read More
          I used the natural gray to install porcelain and stone mosaic tiles (called Titan interlocking) that I purchased from home depot as well. The gray grout was a standard light gray color and the color was even throughout the bucket. (See Picture) It is not green as pictured on home depot's site.
          Even though the grout lines were very small in my mosaic tiles, I had zero problems with hazing. I grouted 12 inches at a time and wiped over them once with a damp sponge. Then I wiped the tiles with some clean paper towels and then followed with a microfiber towel that they sell in the tiling isle. I feel that that microfiber towel was key because it did an excellent job. I did use a lot of paper towels though.
          Once I finished the entire kitchen I did NOT have to go back and clean up any of the spots because I was careful as I went. There were 0 spots with any hazing. The wet grout just wiped right off with no issues.
          I would also like to add that I splashed chili on the grout and tiles and they wiped up perfectly even after it had set there for an hour or so. It seems pretty stain resistant. It has been installed over a month now with no problems.
          My only issue is that the grout is pricey compared to the grout you have to mix and seal yourself, but I decided the convenience was worth the price. Read Less
          Pros: High Quality of Material, Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Effective
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          4out of 4found this review helpful.
           
          Add a splash of modern styling to your decor with Titan Interlocking Mosaic Tile. A seemingly random blend of black/gray porcelain and stone strips forms this 12 in. x 12 in. mesh-mounted tile, infusing your space with a clean look and a contemporary ambience. The mixed-sheen, mixed-finish tiles from MSI will invigorate any residential or commercial setting and are versatile enough to be used outside or on a fireplace surround. They look particularly ravishing as kitchen backsplash or bath wall and work stunningly as a countertop surface or feature wall.
           
          from Cincinnati
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Female
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          Easy to install even for DIY
          PostedAugust 31, 2014
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          This was the first time I had done a black splash. I did not have a wet saw, but I had a small tile nipper. The porcelain tiles cut very easily with the tile nipper. The sparkly looking stone tiles did not cut well with a tile nipper so if I needed to make a cut where one of those were, I just pulled one off and replaced with a cut porcelain tile.
          These are pretty thick so make sure you install the outlet extensions before you tile and buy long screws for your outlet covers. Since I never tiled before I did not know to do until I was finished. But I learned.
          I did not use thinset, but the ready mixed tile mastic Omnigrip (sold by home depot) and it worked very well. I also used Fusion Pro Read More
          This was the first time I had done a black splash. I did not have a wet saw, but I had a small tile nipper. The porcelain tiles cut very easily with the tile nipper. The sparkly looking stone tiles did not cut well with a tile nipper so if I needed to make a cut where one of those were, I just pulled one off and replaced with a cut porcelain tile.
          These are pretty thick so make sure you install the outlet extensions before you tile and buy long screws for your outlet covers. Since I never tiled before I did not know to do until I was finished. But I learned.
          I did not use thinset, but the ready mixed tile mastic Omnigrip (sold by home depot) and it worked very well. I also used Fusion Pro a premixed single component gray grout also sold by home depot. I did not have any problems with hazing on the tiles. The tiles also clean up pretty easily. Read Less
          Pros: High Quality of Material, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Modern, Easy to Clean, Looks High End
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          7out of 7found this review helpful.
           
          Smart Tiles is the Original, made in North America, do-it-yourself peel and stick backsplash tiles. Especially designed for backsplash in kitchen and bathroom environments, the tiles are resistant to the heat of stovetops and the humidity of bathrooms (do not use in shower). Made of an adhesive substrate topped with a gel component called Gel-O, the peel and stick Smart Tiles have a 3-dimensional effect. We guarantee our tiles to stick without adding extra glue and our patented clear Gel-O component will never yellow or crack with time. The product is lightweight, easy to handle, cut and maintain and Smart Tiles will remain on your walls for as long as you wish them to be. The peel and stick tiles can be installed in minutes over a clean and sleek surface without any mess or specialized tools. We have what it takes for your backsplash ideas. Color: Metallik.
           
          from Cincinnati, OH
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Female
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          Easily add interest to a boring wall.
          PostedJune 9, 2014
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          I added Smart Tiles as bathroom back splash around my medicine cabinet and light fixtures. It would have taken a long time and a lot of cuts with a wet saw had I used real tiles. With these Smart Tiles, even doing most of a wall it only took a couple hours. I just used a cheap box cutter and a cutting board from my kitchen (lol.)
          A mediocre looking wall sudden become beautiful with minimal effort and time. I think anyone could do it! They seem to be sticking well and are easy to clean.
          It is important to note that these tiles are not cheap. Materials cost for actual tiles would be about the same. The only thing you would save on is pro install charges and time.
          Pros: Vibrant Color, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Functional, Well Made
          Cons: expensive
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          15out of 15found this review helpful.
           
          Turn your bathroom into a spa retreat with the Foremost 23-3/4 in. Zen Vanity. A large, modern, white sink basin rests upon a beautiful white Carrara marble top. For contrast, the vanity is finished in a deep espresso and features two doors with frosted glass panels, reminiscent of traditional Japanese Shoji screens. The cabinet also offers substantial storage space with a convenient, adjustable shelf. Stylish aluminum feet and brushed nickel knobs complete the look perfectly.
           
          from Cincinnati, OH
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Female
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          Beautiful and Functional
          PostedJune 9, 2014
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          I really wanted an Asian-themed vanity and you'd be surprised that there is a serious lack of them out there.
          This vanity fit the bill with the frosted glass doors that were modeled after Japanese shoji screens. I was unsure about the square vessel sink, but it actually is beautiful and adds a very unique look that you can't get anywhere else. There is also room to fit a soap dispenser etc.
          The install was very easy and I had absolutely no issues. The only problem i ran into was that I could not use the extra interior shelf because my pipes interfered. I feel that most people will have this problem, but it did not really bother me to not use it.
          The only thing I would change is that the Read More
          I really wanted an Asian-themed vanity and you'd be surprised that there is a serious lack of them out there.
          This vanity fit the bill with the frosted glass doors that were modeled after Japanese shoji screens. I was unsure about the square vessel sink, but it actually is beautiful and adds a very unique look that you can't get anywhere else. There is also room to fit a soap dispenser etc.
          The install was very easy and I had absolutely no issues. The only problem i ran into was that I could not use the extra interior shelf because my pipes interfered. I feel that most people will have this problem, but it did not really bother me to not use it.
          The only thing I would change is that the gray streaks on the cararra marble is darker in person than on the online picture and I don't really like the pattern. I would have preferred just a white top. Read Less
          Pros: Sleek, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Performs Well, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Stylish, Modern, Great Value, High Quality, Good Use of Space
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          12out of 12found this review helpful.
           
          Ultra chic meets clean design to create a bathroom faucet collection perfect for any contemporary setting. Vega's slick lines and unique spout make this collection as interesting as it is functional. Its cutting edge, compact shape embodies 20th century aesthetics and rejects ornamentation to turn a modern home into an urban masterpiece. Color: Brushed Nickel.
           
          from Cincinnati, OH
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Modern, Beautiful, but has Installation Issues
          PostedJune 9, 2014
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          This faucet looks even better in person and is very modern and beautiful. However, there were some challenges during the install:
          1. It was difficult to get the faucet facing properly and not leaning to the left or right. It requires one person to align and hold the faucet and another to bolt it in place and tighten. However, I was able to do it being a novice so it's not impossible.
          2. Upon installation, as many people have experienced, the hot and cold lines slowed to a trickle and barely any water came out.
          -- The culprit is the screens that are on the inside/bottom of the faucet's water lines. You might as well take them out before your install to save yourself trouble down the road.
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          This faucet looks even better in person and is very modern and beautiful. However, there were some challenges during the install:
          1. It was difficult to get the faucet facing properly and not leaning to the left or right. It requires one person to align and hold the faucet and another to bolt it in place and tighten. However, I was able to do it being a novice so it's not impossible.
          2. Upon installation, as many people have experienced, the hot and cold lines slowed to a trickle and barely any water came out.
          -- The culprit is the screens that are on the inside/bottom of the faucet's water lines. You might as well take them out before your install to save yourself trouble down the road. There is something wrong with those screens. You can remove the tiny screens with tweezers.
          3. Water does pool at the end of the faucet spout and you either have to wipe it up constantly or just leave it there to evaporate. If you have hard water that may be an issue.
          Overall, despite these challenges, it is now working just fine and looks very unique! Read Less
          Pros: Looks Great, Stylish, Modern
          Cons: Wish It Came In More Finishes, Weak Water Pressure, Difficult to Install
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          The Kinghurst Bath Vanity Cabinet Only in White is a space-saving, multipurpose addition to your bath collection. Making your bath space clutter-free, this vanity cabinet provides a perfect solution for storing your bath accessories and daily essentials in a single place. The Kinghurst vanity cabinet measures 36 in. W x 21 in. D x 33-1/2 in. H. This cabinet features brushed nickel finished hardware for long-lasting use and premium white finish for a timeless look.
           

          Can I use Center to sink for this vanity

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          Bob
          March 30, 2017
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          Cincinnati, OH
          March 31, 2017
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          You can use a center sink counter top for this vanity. I used a glacier bay countertop Model # 2237SQ-SLV3. A sink with those dimensions would work just fine. However, be careful which sink you do choose. If the sink is too wide or deep, it may interfere with the drawers. You'll also need to ensure your plumbing from the wall won't interfere with the drawers in that set up as well.
           
          To warm up on a cold night, cozy up to this fireplace to relax and enjoy your favorite drink. This TV stand accommodates most flat screen TVs up to 55 in. or up to 45 lbs. This TV stand with an 18 in. electric fireplace provides supplemental zone heat for rooms up to 400 sq. ft. and is housed in a striking two-tone display. The high gloss white TV stand features midnight cherry doors with embossing for beautiful contrast. The adjustable shelves offer customizable storage for anything required in your living space while the matte black powder coated metal legs and dark pewter hardware blend well with existing decor. You can activate the flame effects without heat to enjoy a gentle rolling fire all year long. This fireplace stays cool to the touch and is energy efficient and eco-friendly. All hardware is included and it assembles easily for simple set-up and quick enjoyment. Tipping restraint hardware included to help prevent accidents and damage to the TV stand. A touch-up pen is included to keep your TV stand looking fresh and new. Color: High Gloss White/Wakefield Oak.
           

          Am I supposed to put the log in with the rocks? Or is it a preference, either rocks or log? Directions are not clear.

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          Ben41
          March 4, 2017
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          KatieKat
          Cincinnati, OH
          March 20, 2017
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          Its either the crystals or the log. I attached a couple pics
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          This portable infrared quartz space heater provides supplemental zone heating for up to 1,000 sq. ft. The infrared heat maintains a soft, moist, safe heat without reducing oxygen or humidity. Concealed casters make it easy to move from room to room. This durable heater is built with solid hardwoods and real wood veneers and accented with beveled edges that add to its polished look. A touch-up pen is included to keep your heater looking fresh and new. Essential safety features will put you at ease when using this heater. It's equipped with patent pending Safer Plug fire prevention technology which monitors the temperature of the plug and will turn off the heater if overheating is detected. It offers convenient programmable automatic timed shut off and an adjustable thermostat. The unit comes fully assembled and is ready to heat right out of the box. Color: Espresso.
           

          Is this cool to touch I have a daycare with little ones

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          CherylB
          March 15, 2017
          Is this cool to touch I have a daycare with little ones
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          KatieKat
          Cincinnati, OH
          March 15, 2017
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          No part of the outside gets hot. I touched the grate over the heating element and it was not particularly hot. However little pinkie fingers might fit through the grate holes or some stick object could get poked through the holes. I would say other than that it's pretty safe as far as space heaters go.
           
          This portable infrared quartz space heater provides supplemental zone heating for up to 1,000 sq. ft. The infrared heat maintains a soft, moist, safe heat without reducing oxygen or humidity. Concealed casters make it easy to move from room to room. This durable heater is built with solid hardwoods and real wood veneers and accented with beveled edges that add to its polished look. A touch-up pen is included to keep your heater looking fresh and new. Essential safety features will put you at ease when using this heater. It's equipped with patent pending Safer Plug fire prevention technology which monitors the temperature of the plug and will turn off the heater if overheating is detected. It offers convenient programmable automatic timed shut off and an adjustable thermostat. The unit comes fully assembled and is ready to heat right out of the box. Color: Espresso.
           

          how many heating elements.

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          kevin
          January 20, 2017
          how many heating elements.
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          KatieKat
          March 14, 2017
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          The owner's manual shows a picture of 6 infared heating elements. That is probably correct as units of this size commonly have 6 of them. I'll attach the picture.
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          Blending both contemporary and rustic design is this interior pendant. It's a statement piece that will complement a dining room, foyer or game room. You will need six 60-Watt candelabra bulbs (not included) and it has a hanging height of 85 in. with a 72 in. chain and 96 in. wire to complement.
           

          Can this be used in a bathroom?

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          Paige
          March 10, 2017
          Can this be used in a bathroom?
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          KatieKat
          Cincinnati, OH
          March 10, 2017
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          This is rated for a dry location, but as long as it is 3 feet away from a shower or bathtub, safety codes in most locations will allow for a light fixture rated as "dry" to be installed in the bathroom as long as there is good ventilation. If it is directly above a bathtub, it needs to be 8 feet higher than the tub which usually isn't possible.
          If you believe any water will ever come in contact with it
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          This is rated for a dry location, but as long as it is 3 feet away from a shower or bathtub, safety codes in most locations will allow for a light fixture rated as "dry" to be installed in the bathroom as long as there is good ventilation. If it is directly above a bathtub, it needs to be 8 feet higher than the tub which usually isn't possible.
          If you believe any water will ever come in contact with it or that it will be subject to an unusual amount of condensation, you should look for a fixture rated for damp locations. You will be hard pressed to actually find a pendant type lighting that is rated for damp though.
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