Our house is about at least 60 years old. Now the wood floor starts
have this squeaking sound whenever a foot lands on it. It getting more
and more louder now and could any one tell me how to fix it or at
least how to make it minimum.
If it just started, it is likely do to reduced humidity due to the
heating season. A good whole house humidifier may take care of it, but it
also could create other problems in a home that old.
Is it a hardwood floor? Sometimes talcum powder in the cracks will
We had a creak in the floor just outside the master bedroom. Our floor was
carpet on plywood. As it turned out there was a nail from the bathroom wall
through the floor - when I stepped on the floor the nail (loose nail) would
rub and make a creaking sound.
Someone on this group suggested that I shove some glue covered shims under
the wall to prop it up. I did this and it worked perfectly!!
A couple of weeks ago on Ask This Old House they
fixed a squeaking floor by driving some special
screws into the floor to hold it down. The screws
were built so that the head twisted off when the
body of the screw was below the surface of the
plank. They had a special collar that the screw
was put down through that caused the break to
happen at the right time. After they had all the
screws in they filled the holes with a color
matched filler crayon.
I don't know if this will work for your floor, but
it did a good job on their old floor.
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