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Blkngup 12-10-2012 04:58 PM

squeaky floors
We have moved into a house that has very loud floors. Usually I would nail the wood down but there was new flooring installed and we don't want to replace it. How do I stop the squeaking?

joecaption 12-10-2012 05:14 PM

With that little info no way to tell.
What is the subflooring made of?
What's the width of the floor joist, free spans, spacing?
You say there's new flooring, what is it.

Not going to like it but all this should have been addressed before the new flooring went in.

beenthere 12-10-2012 05:16 PM

Moved to Flooring forum.

Blkngup 12-10-2012 05:26 PM

I thought th

Blkngup 12-10-2012 05:28 PM

That's what I thought. Thanks.

zakany 12-11-2012 08:48 AM

You may be able to address it from below, if you can get to it. And I'll echo Joe's question - what floor covering do you have?

Blkngup 12-11-2012 08:59 AM

There is carpet, linoleum, and the cheap wood floor. I've heard it called a floating wood floor. None of it is too hard to replace. Just not wanting to add to the list right now.

Awoodfloorguy 12-11-2012 12:46 PM

I would try to add some shims from below if you have access from the basement or crawl space.

Blkngup 12-11-2012 12:58 PM

Thanks for all the help.

Awoodfloorguy 12-11-2012 01:20 PM

No problem. Another method is using the squeak b gone. Just google it and you will easily find it. It's scored screws that you can add to the floor that are specially made to break off below the surface.

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