squeeky old wood floors

Old 12-11-07, 10:50 AM
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squeeky old wood floors

I have older wood floors in the 2nd story of my home and will be covering them with carpeting soon. They are pine and in very rough shape. I am curious about ideas to stop some of the squeeking before I put down the carpeting.
Old 12-11-07, 11:36 AM
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You can screw the flooring to the floor joists before carpeting - it will help greatly - though probably not eliminate the squeaks completely. I just finished pulling up/reinstalling my old wood floors that squeaked/creaked terribly. Had to screw down the sub floor to eliminate the squeaks...
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thezster is right - you can screw or nail them, but the squeaks may also be originating from the subfloor sitting on the joists. You may want to try and screw/nail into them through the pine. For a bigger project... you can remove the pine and fasten the subfloor securely - that should really do the trick.

The carpet won't hide squeaks, but will muffle them a little.

Good luck!

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