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Squeaky floorboards under carpet

jowens
Budding Contributor

Squeaky floorboards under carpet

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I have squeaky floor boards in the living room and in the bedrooms.

 

The living room is not carpeted but the bedrooms are.

 

I was going to remove the carpet to have a look but might cause the carpet to go loose its original place.

 

Any ideas or suggestions?

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Squeaky floorboards under carpet

Hi @jowens,

 

Welcome to Workshop. Great to see you make your first post. I'm sure our ever-helpful members will have some suggestions for you. Do you have any access under the house to see the floorboards?

 

Feel free to post anytime you need a hand or have something to share. We look forward to reading more about your home improvement projects and plans. And please let me know if you ever need help getting the most from the site or have any feedback about how we can improve Workshop for you.

 

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redracer01
Super Contributor

Re: Squeaky floorboards under carpet

Removing existing carpet to investigate sqeaky floor boards is an involved process. If the carpet is removed or temporarily peeled off do you have the tools to re-lay it? If you do its a matter of process of elimination, by walking on the board without the carpet and finding the sqeaky area. Once found simply drill in some drywall screws to secure the loose board. Remember to drill to the frame and not just into the sqeaky area. Walk over it again to make sure there are no more sqeaks. Then relay the carpet. Please note that this just a suggestion and not the only way to fix sqeaky floors. This a common symptom of timber houses due to the nature of the material used. Sometimes we have to live with sqeak.

jowens
Budding Contributor

Re: Squeaky floorboards under carpet

Thankyou for that, will have a look and see. It seems to look like a big task. I am new to this so it can be daunting.

Prof
Super Contributor

Re: Squeaky floorboards under carpet

I had squeaky floor boards in a rental many years ago..used to drive me mad!
Someone suggested I rub some talcum powder into the joint where the boards were squeaking..Incredibly..no more squeaks!!
jowens
Budding Contributor

Re: Squeaky floorboards under carpet

Hi Prof, thanks for that. i have carpet running all over them so deciding on how to work on the carpet and then the floor.

 

 

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