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Creaking floorboards, repair suggestions welcome

  • 13-12-2021 4:21pm
    Registered Users Posts: 27

    We moved into our house around 2 years ago and the floorboards upstairs are very creaky. I'm not very DIY savvy and not sure who to approach for a quote for repair. Anyone know would this be a carpenter, flooring specialist? Thank you


  • Registered Users Posts: 985 ✭✭✭Pinoy adventure

    A carpenter should be able too help.

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 38,651 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo

    Have you recently put down new carpet or flooring upstairs?

    if,not, then when the old stuff is removed, you can screw the existing floorboards into the joists before putting the new finish down.

  • Registered Users Posts: 27 GSB GSB

    Thank you for replies

    Carpenter, cool I'll try and find one locally.

    We put down new carpet shortly after we moved in. I saw a product advertised online that allows you to screw the floorboards into the joists through the carpet. Not sure if those are any use.

  • Registered Users Posts: 528 ✭✭✭mike_2009

    just be careful where you screw in - there are probably water pipes in there somewhere. You'd have to take up the carpet to have a proper go at this and avoid any areas that are NOT nailed to the joists as that is likely the copper pipe run to your radiators etc!

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,510 ✭✭✭Wheety

    I screwed straight through a water pipe a couple of years ago when I was trying to do this. Didn't even notice until I heard the pump in the attic kicking in. Got up into the attic within seconds and turned off everything. Ripped up some floorboards and using a load of kitchen towel mopped up as much as I could. Left the floorboards up for a good few days for everything to dry and the only damage in the end was that the ceiling below needed painting.

    So yeah, be careful 😂

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,827 ✭✭✭fred funk }{

    Saw a trick on TV. Water down wood glue until its very runny. Put it into every joint and plenty of it too. Let it soak into the floor then screw down any loose parts.