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Old 08-03-2008, 09:11 AM   #1
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Hardwood Floor detaching from subfloor.


I recently bought a 3 story townhouse with 3/4 inch hardwood bamboo floors throughout the entire house. There are areas that are starting to squeak between the bamboo and the sub floor. These areas are increasing in number and size as time goes. One area in my bedroom is about a 4' by 6' area that makes a horrible sound every time you step on it. All floors have finished sheet rock under them and there is no basement, so attacking the problem from below is pretty limited. Is pulling them all up and relaying a viable option? It definitely does not sound fun. Does anyone have a different option?

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squeaky floors? maybe a pussycat would help? seriously, if you have a crawl space and can get under the floor, screwing from below while someone above guides you to the squeaky areas (and then holds them down, ask a LARGE friend for best results) is all i can think of beyond the dreaded "pull it all up and redo it"..... it sounds like whoever did the floor used smooth nails or even staples to mount it, they come loose over time and squeak like nobody's business, i know! *hope this helps*

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Thanks for the suggestion, but there is no crawl space in-between the floor and the ceiling.

No mice either... as far as i know
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guess you need to attack it from above then.... *ouch*

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Can this be done without damaging the boards too much?
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depends on a few different things, if they're solid wood, how thick, how careful you can be, etc. it'll be a challenge either way.... i suggest find a corner it wont show under something and start there.... and pray. =o)
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Thanks for the suggestions.

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