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How to finish basement floor

Q. We are refinishing a basement and need to decide on flooring. Room is a 40 x 40 with concrete base. Very dry but did install a sump pump as a precaution. Room will be a TV/game room as well as a laundry area. Trying to decide between carpet/laminate floor. Any pearls of wisdom?
    






Can they fix their Formica cabinet top?

Q. We have a house in North Carolina. The kitchen has the original Formica cabinet top, which has developed raised edges where two pieces of Formica join. Presumably it is from moisture getting under the Formica, but we do not have any idea of how to remedy the situation, which is getting worse with use because now that it is open, it gets more moisture each time the Formica is wiped. Any solution? I tried putting Silicone into the “line” but that did not work.
    






Thanksgiving cactus or Schlumbergera truncate

Thanksgiving cactus has long been a favorite plant for the holidays. The Thanksgiving cactus only blooms once during the season, the rest of the year it stores up energy for next year’s burst of blooms. This plant...
Thanksgiving Cactus

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