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Squeaky Floor Repair Brookings SD

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Barrett''S Flooring & Decorating
(605) 692-7377
409 12Th St S
Brookings, SD
 
Dunlap Professional Paint Services & Hardwood Floor Refinishing & Installation
(605) 693-4409
47654 218th St
Aurora, SD
 
Madera Floors Inc.
(605) 334-1840
715 N. Omaha Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD

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FLOOR COVERINGS INTL
(605) 342-9292
8500 KINGS RD
Rapid City, SD
 
FLOOR TO CEILINGS
(605) 996-4062
1301 W 15TH AVE
Mitchell, SD
 
Midstates Flooring Center
(605) 697-6333
307 6th St
Brookings, SD
 
Berkland Devern
(605) 693-4226
21569 467th Ave
Volga, SD
 
THORNTON CARPET
(605) 368-2568
27106 INDEPENDENCE AVE
Sioux Falls, SD
 
FLOOR TO CEILING
(605) 229-1333
2201 6th Avenue SE
Aberdeen, SD
 
FREEDS FINE FURNISHINGS
(605) 343-2538
3645 STURGIS RD
Rapid City, SD
 
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HandymanWire -Squeaky Floors Questions and Answers



Squeaky Stairs Need Repair

I have squeaky basement stairs that I want to try and repair. I have access to the bottom of the stairs. What is the best way to fix this problem?

Here is a quick and effective fix for those stairs. The squeak you hear is the treads rubbing against the nails that affix the treads to the stringers. Just drive wood screws through the treads at each corner where the treads contact the stringers. Its also a good idea to countersink these screws so as not to create a trip hazard.

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To eliminate the squeaks try one or more of these ideas:

If there are wedges stuck into the joints of the risers and the steps, tap those is tight or add more if some are missing. A dab of glue on the wedge before tapping it in will hold it in place.

If you identify a squeaker, glue and screw some blocks in place underneath where the riser meets the tread. Glue and screw the block to the riser first, just a little lower than the upper edge so that the tread will be pulled down to it by the screw.

To stiffen them up and eliminate creaks, you can install metal "L" shelf brackets. Again, mount them a little lower than the upper edge on the riser so that the tread will be pulled down.

Creaky Hardwood Stairs

Can and how do you repair creaky hard oak wood stairs and floor boards. A friend of mine told me to sprinkle baby powder over the boards. What I want to do is repair the stairs from creaking so much before I lay down new carpeting, any suggestions?

I have heard the baby powder idea before.. but never tried it. Before you cover it with carpet though, it is better to fix it for good.

If you have access to the under side, you have the best chance of fixing it. You would need to wedge wood (coated with a little glue) into any cracks between the steps and he stringers. Small edges made of wood (like from cedar shakes) work good. Renail or screw any areas that have come loose. Don't just drive the nail back in.

If you have to have access from only the top, look for where the original nails are along the fronts and sides of the steps and renail any on squeaky steps. Countersink the nails (use finishing nails) and fill the nail holes with matching wood putty.

Squeaky Floors under Linoleum

I have severe squeaks under the linoleum in both the bathroom and kitchen (with wood subfloor beneath). I have an unfinished basement with clear access to the joist and subfloor. I've been told to drill up through the joist to the subflooring. but wont this make a dent in the linoleum above? Should glue be applied between the joist and subflooring before driving the screw? I need step-by-step instructions on how to go about doing this. can anyone help?

Yes, you have been told correctly, that you can stop the squeak by drilling up through the joist into the subfloor. BUT as you suspected, you need to be VERY careful both with screw length selection and how deep you...

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