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Old 01-16-2018, 12:05 PM  
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I bought a newer home and had carped removed and high quality laminated flooring installed before moving in.
Now I have discover a few major squeaks in my floor.
I understand why the floor squeaks and some of the ways to help.
Just wish I had known this before installing the flooring-would have been easy to fix.
Anyone know of a good way to at least help with the noise?
I have easy access under floor.


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Can you tell us about the floor sheating from underneath?


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Construction is 1/2 plywood subfloor over diagonally spaced 2 x 6 mounted to 2x10 floor joist 16" OC.

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Thanks.

The repair is a 2 person project, find and mark the areas of the squeaks, preferably with a tape designed for masking furniture grade finishes.

Then the underfloor person, armed with a packages of wedges/shims, hammer, a caulking gun and paneling or floor sheating adhesive, proceeds to the offending squeak. Gently insert the the wedge/shim too slightly raise the sheating, fill with the adhesive on both sides of the wedge/shim, then remove the wedge/shim.

At the floor surface, with a 2X4 block wrapped with a thin carpet or dense rag hammer the flooring down to reset the floor sheating fastener that has worked its way loose.

An alternative to this is the edge nail the flooring with finish nails and fill with putty stick.

The under floor person guides the person nailing, to ensure the floor joists at engaged.
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First trick if you have access from below, look for nails and screws that just missed the joist and are rubbing.
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AFAIK, you shouldn't try nailing down through the laminate. That is usually a floating floor. Hopefully the installer put in underlayment and you are not hearing the laminate making noise.


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