I've seen a lot of posts about squeaky hardwood floors, but for some
reason I think my problem is different. We have original 1962
hardwood (oak) flooring and the squeaking is out of control. I can't
get to it from underneath unless I cut up the ceiling below. I've
tried finishing nails, but to no avail. My next solution will be to
try baby powder or powdered graphite lubrication. Any other
One thing I don't understand is why people suggest using finishing
nails instead of flooring nails like the originals.
My hypothesis is that most of the squeaking is coming between the
sub-floor and the joists rather than between the floor boards
themselves- is this possible? That's why I'm reluctant to drive in
those breakable screws....
I'm not likely to tear up the floors, but it's been a dinner topic for
some time now.
Thanks in advance.
By the way, anyone guess how much it would be to tear up and replace?
It's an upstairs hallway- about 4' X 12', and I live in the Chicago