My family room floor squeeked horribly all over. I had new carpeting put in
today and took advantage of the opportunity to put in the better part of a
box of 2" drywall screws. Doesn't squeek anymore! (turns out many of the
original nails completely missed the joists. Is that common?)
On about 3 or 4 of the screws, about a half inch down I hit metal. An inch
away was fine.
I don't know anything about carpentry. What would the metal be? (House is
The old carpeting was really expensive pure wool that still looked great.
My wife has been complaining that she needed berber ever since we bought the
house 12 years ago and I couldn't take it anymore. Oh well, at least the
squeek is gone.