How to Deal with Squeaky Wooden Flooring

30/08/2018

Although wooden floors are a stylish and popular flooring choice, over time, they can wear and begin to squeak in certain areas, which can be extremely irritating. There could be many reasons for this but often it is due to the settling of the floor, which causes friction against nails or floorboards underneath – leading to a creaking sound when walked over.

So, what can you do if your wood floor starts squeaking?

Firstly, identify the area(s) which are making the noise, so you know which piece of floor is responsible and mark with chalk or pencil where you think the sounds may be coming from.

To help combat your creaking issues, we’ve put together 3 tricks that you can try out on your floor:

  1. Talcum/Baby Powder – Applying a small amount of talcum powder to the grooves between your squeaky floorboards is probably the cheapest and quickest way of fixing your problem. The powder acts as a lubricant, preventing the boards from touching and therefore, creaking. This method has said to be short lasting though, so if your problem persists, you may want to consider our next two tricks.
  2. Wood Putty – Wood putty is a great piece of equipment, especially for creaky floors. You can find them in your local hardware store, in a variety of different shades so it won’t look odd when you apply it to your flooring. Fill the gaps between the screw head and the floors surface leaving a small mound on the top. Once the gaps have been filled, flatten out the putty so that it’s level with the floor itself – credit cards are handy for this. Leave it to set for 24 hours.
  3. Call Up A Professional – Sometimes, squeaky floorboards can be beyond your skill level. If you’ve tried a few soltuions and are still experiencing issues with your flooring, it may be time to call up a flooring specialist. It’s always important to seek a professional’s advice before you attempt any methods, to avoid damaging your flooring.

Call Coldbath today for all your flooring needs, on 01423 313241, or visit our Harrogate store.

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