Squeaks on floating floor

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Old 09-29-02, 09:58 PM
mik_mik
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Squeaks on floating floor

It sounds like one of those I told you so except it was me who was telling myself
that floating floor is going to squeak. Its not horrible but it sure does squeak!. I have religiously glued all joints, used 3 in 1 underlayment and even have vinyl floor under that one (was planning on glued application but became too lazy).
So now finally big question: What have I done wrong? I tried avoiding glue on the bottom part of the joint so it does not get glued to the underlayment. Was I wrong there?
Or just need to go back and reevaluate my glue down application again? Its just that floor I am installing is not the greatest and I am afraid that if and when Ill need to take it down and replace it, its not going to be pretty..

Thanks a lot
 
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Old 09-30-02, 07:23 PM
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The only reason for it to squeak is if the subfloor is not within the manufacturers specifications for "FLAT" Which seam unrealistic sometimes. (1/8" in 6,8 or 10 feet)

Movement causes squeaks.
 
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Old 09-30-02, 07:38 PM
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thanks

Thanks,

it's not realistick and i think is a way to void the waranty....
 
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Old 09-30-02, 08:00 PM
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It just seems unrealistic! Most DIY's don't have the proper tools to make it realistic.

There is a tool called the Lazer Square. Which will tell you what needs to come up and what needs to go down. This is the difference in a professional job. Did I tell you the Lazer Square is $800 + accessories.

Did you acclimate for the specified duration, also checking the moisture content of the wood before installation, with your moisture meter? Was it within specifications? Did you price a moisture meter and pass on that step?
 
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