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What to do if the floor squeaks: how to solve the problem without removing the covering

Julia PeschanskayaLife
What to do if the floor squeaks

Owners often face a problem when the wooden floor starts to creak, creating an uncomfortable atmosphere in the house. Wood is a natural material that can dry out over time, and the planks become loose, leading to friction between them.

You can solve this problem yourself without completely changing the covering. OBOZREVATEL has found effective ways to deal with this.

First, you need to check the condition of the floor and see if there are any foreign objects between the boards because they can create unpleasant sounds and damage the floor.

However, if you've been living with the issue for a long time, the problem may be due to deformation of the floor substrate, improperly installed underlayment to level the surface, individual floor elements damaged or deformed due to insects, or workers who have installed unreliable fasteners.

To avoid removing the entire floor and installing a new covering, you can fix this problem yourself.

Tightening the Screws

To do this, you need to replace the old nails with screws. In 70% of cases, the squeaks disappear if the subfloor has not cracked or moved out of place.

Screwing the Floor

First, determine the distance of the boards from the concrete slabs, drill a hole, and measure the depth with a wire. In the places where the joists (special boards that form the basis for laying the flooring) are located, drill small holes with a diameter of 1-2 millimeters.

Then screw in the screws with a screwdriver until they stop. Repeat these steps with each board.

These methods will help you quickly get rid of the unpleasant squeaking.

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