We live in a colonial home that is 25 years old and all the floors squeak. We were thinking about replacing all the sub-flooring and re-carpeting the new floors. What do you recommend for this problem?
There are much easier and more cost effective solutions for squeaky floors than replacing all the subfloor. There are special screws calledd Squeek no more http://www.amazon.com/Berry-Enterpri.../dp/B0006IK8YE that will fasten down a subfloor right throught a carpet. You can shim the subfloor underneath. There are a lot mor solutions depending on the cause and source of the squeak.
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There is no reason to replace the subfloor unless it got flooded, even then it may not be necessary. Your subfloor needs to be fastened, it's moving up and down and that is the sound you hear.
Heck, I've even used finish nails into the carpet and pad once before the special break-off screws. Squeak No Mor works if you're keeping the carpet, otherwise rip the carpet and pad, then use flooring screws which are much cheaper.
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