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Squeaky creaky floors

  • 27-04-2021 11:26pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,170 ✭✭✭ The Mighty Quinn


    Live in a 1996 constructed semi-D.

    The noise of people walking around upstairs is getting worse and worse all the time. Not impact noise from footfall really but loud creaking and groaning of floor times I assume.

    Bathroom is upstairs and sounded like crap too when walking around, but got it revamped a while back and the lads tiling put down a white fibre board or something. Floor sounds great now in there. Could be tiles themselves being better at weight distribution.

    Either way my house drives me mad. If I was to say recarpet, is it a big deal to refloor the place, either replace what's there or put new stuff down over it? Expensive? I'd be getting somebody else to do it must likely..


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  • Registered Users Posts: 404 ✭✭ ec_pc


    If it's carpet upstairs, could you pull it back and put a few screws / nails in place to stop the creaking? Just be careful where you put screws as there could be pipes running under the floor.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,095 ✭✭✭ Yellow_Fern


    Live in a 1996 constructed semi-D.

    The noise of people walking around upstairs is getting worse and worse all the time. Not impact noise from footfall really but loud creaking and groaning of floor times I assume.

    Bathroom is upstairs and sounded like crap too when walking around, but got it revamped a while back and the lads tiling put down a white fibre board or something. Floor sounds great now in there. Could be tiles themselves being better at weight distribution.

    Either way my house drives me mad. If I was to say recarpet, is it a big deal to refloor the place, either replace what's there or put new stuff down over it? Expensive? I'd be getting somebody else to do it must likely..

    There are many ways to reduce this issue. Ideally you left the floor boards have an acoustic underlay or use glue and screws, but simply adding screws from the top might be enough. Lifting floor boards is something many people can do but youd want some who is very neat.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,170 ✭✭✭ The Mighty Quinn


    Thanks lads.

    I think I might try put down a few screws from the top at some point, I definitely won't be lifting them myself, I'd make a balls of putting them back! :D


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