Q: We just installed bamboo flooring 1000 sq. ft. as a floating floor. The underlay was used over Bruce’s laminated original flooring. We now have a bad crackling noise throughout and we are wondering should we redo the entire area with a glue-down process? The noise is very disturbing.
Loose or Creaking Boards & Tight or Popping Boards
Age old Q&A on whether it’s a ghost or there’s a more natural explanation for your creaking floorboards.
Squeaky spot around vent in laminate
Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: I just purchased a house that has laminate floating flooring (tongue and groove, glued) installed on the 1st floor. There is an area where the floor seems to have bowed. It squeaks when you walk over it. The area is located at a side entrance/exit which connects the house and garage, and at the foot of the entrance way. There is an air vent in the floor. (The house has Central Air and Air conditioner.)
Clicking noises on newly installed hickory floors
Q: I have a question regarding clicking noises on newly installed floors.
Injectable adhesive products when ‘squeak ending’ products haven’t worked
Q: I just had a new engineered hardwood floor installed, hand-scraped hickory, nailed, not-glued, over foam underlayment. Now I have a number of popping and cracking areas where the subfloor must not be level.
Subfloor variance causing creaking noises?
Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: To clarify: the floor only makes noises when we walk across it. It didn’t creak initially when installing it, but within a couple of days, it started. The more I research it, the more I’m convinced it’s likely due to the subfloor being uneven.
Floor making a slight popping or knocking noise
Q: This seems to be a similar question to some previous, but I didn’t see anyone mention a raised foundation. In the last week, I’ve noticed that one area in my dining room and slightly into my kitchen which are connected (about a 4′ stretch) makes a slight popping or knocking noise (not a creak) when walked upon.
Hardwood floors make ticking sound when furnace is on
Q: We just moved in to a new home that was completely re-done, but built in the early 1960’s. We have noticed that our hardwood floors seem to make a ticking sound when our furnace is on. Are you able to provide information why this occurs and what can be done about it?
Boards are hollow, not glued down properly
Q: I built a new home last July. We have had ongoing problems with our engineered hardwood floor. Two certified inspectors state that the floor was installed improperly. 3100 sq. ft. Every single room has boards that are hollow, not glued down properly. Will these eventually pop since they aren’t glued properly? The builder says he sees no problem. Sure.. he didn’t pay for the floors!
A: I think it would depend
Wax to stop the creaking sound?
Q: What can I do to stop the creaking sound my wooden floor makes when you step on it? I heard that you should wax the floor.
A: You shouldn’t wax a floor if it is finished with
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.