Quiet Squeaky Carpeted Floors With This Kit

If your house is sitting on stumps, chances are you will have some sort of particleboard base which acts as the main floor support. It is what your flooring surface is resting on and this is called a subfloor. Over time, as plywood subfloors that sits under carpet expands and contracts, the nails can come loose and the subfloor separated from the floor joists. Although it's not a safety concern, it's an annoyance: squeaky floors under your carpet.

This Old House's Tom Silva demonstrates in this video how to fix those squeaks using a special adaptor and screws from O'Berry Enterprises' Squeeeeeek No More kit. It costs about $44 on Ubuy Australia. You can re-fasten the plywood to the floor joists without having to pull up the carpet. The screws pass through the carpet and their screw heads snap off so you won't see or feel them after you're done.

It takes about an hour or two for an average-size room, and you'll need a cordless drill, hammer, tape measure, and nylon string.

Check out the video or the post below for the detailed instructions.

How to Quiet Squeaky Carpeted Floors [This Old House]


    Just cut some thin wedges off a bit of scrap timber, take them under the house and while your helper inside treads on the squeaky spots, make your way over there and hammer a wedge between the joist and the subfloor.

    Squeak fixed and no drilling through your carpet and hoping to hit the joist.

    Forget using a hammer to try & find the joists by sound.
    Use a stud-finder to locate the original nails.

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