Our new house has what appears to be tongue and groove solid wood plank flooring. I would guess that it was originally glued down because there is one small area in the dining room that makes a pop or snap after being stepped on.
If we had someone professionally repair this, how would it be done? Is this a job that would be reasonable for a DIY guy to fix?
Most repairs of this type are done with "sprigs|" basically a very slender
hardened steel headless concrete nail . If it were my floor , I'd drill a
very small hole - or a few of them depending on the size of the area that
pops - right at the joint and inject either a solvent or contact cement then
put heavy weight on the area . 4 or 5 cement blocks maybe with the bottom
one on end . Put a towel or something under the bottom of the stack .
On Sat, 20 Aug 2016 12:39:01 -0700 (PDT), Bob Simon
Find out what kind of flooring & sub-floor you are dealing with
< pull up a floor register > 3/4 inch solid hardwood ?
or thin laminate ? or manufactured ?
Any access from the basement to screw upward into it ?
On Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 2:42:03 PM UTC-5, DerbyDad03 wrote:
This is the OP. DerbyDad, you are, of course, exactly right. I have some
higher priority projects right now since we're still unpacking boxes and or
ganizing but in a another few weeks, I'll get back to you guys. Since we h
ave no floor registers, I need to remove a piece of shoe molding so I can s
ee what's underneath.
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