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Old 01-08-2017, 11:48 AM   #1
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My wife and I want to get our floors refinished this year. I've gotten a few estimates for refinishing companies but it seems none of the refinish companies are willing to fix the squeezing or deal with the gaps between some boards.

My question is first on the gaps should we just leave them as is? If I fill them would it eventually just pop within a couple years?

The squeaky floors are from the oak floor boards moving in most cases as you can feel them move when someone walks on them. Do those squeak no more kits my best option? What filler should I use so that it will take stain upon refinishing?


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Hi Bryan & Mrs. Bryan,

You are not gonna fix squeaks with squeak-no-more and squeak-ender kits, they're not for that. SqueakEnder may help if it's just the subfloor and is localized.

An old trick to reduce squeaks in hardwood is to sprinkle and brush in talc or baby powder into the gaps, might help. Other than that, everyone knows squeaks and old hardwood floors go together and may come in handy when your teenager tries to sneak in after curfew someday.

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And any filler used would stick out like a sore thumb and fail at some point with the changing seasons.
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