Q: I have bought an old house. The hardwood floor makes so much noise, and it’s increasing day by day. Earlier it was not that much, but now it’s bad.
A: If you have access to the sub floor from the basement ceiling, perhaps you could screw support pieces across sections of the sub floor to lessen its movement. But don’t use such a long screw as to go right through the floor.
Creaking wood floor
My hardwood floor creaks and pops when I walk in certain spots. But it also does it when I am not walking on it. How can that be?
Floating floor squeaking
We installed floating engineered floor [click in system] all over the house last spring. In winter time some parts of the floor squeak. After stepping on them few times just went away but then come back again. It's a new product we bought from store.
Lots of loose boards in engineered wood floor
Q: What happens to an engineered wood floor when a home is left unoccupied with no power/AC for a year? I'm about to buy a repo with lots of loose boards. Is this the reason why? Too dry and shrinking away from the floor glue? I know they used glue…
Glued down floor is popping and creaking
Q: Doing a remodel about 18 months ago, we installed bamboo flooring over concrete. Going with the advice of our contractor, we painted the floor with Kilz Primer then glued the bamboo directly to the concrete. We placed weight on the floor and let it dry overnight. Now it is…
Spikey nails in floor
We have just bought an old house. When we removed the carpeting we discovered hardwood floors. However, each three foot strip of wood had at least three nails in them with heads, which means that we cannot sink the heads into the floor. We will have to remove all the…
Floor over a crawlspace is popping
Q: We had our house built about 7 years ago. There are certain areas in the house where, when you walk across the floor, it pops very badly. This is under carpet and has a crawlspace. How do I fix this? A: Probably by ventilating the crawl space and having…