Tuesday, 20 November 2018


The more wear and tear that your wooden floor is exposed to, the more you are going to need to begin giving it some tender loving care. In case your floorboards have started to dry out or worked loose in their fitting due to an abundance of footfall, chances are they'll have begun to squeak and creak. Fortunately, this is not a difficult or expensive job to carry on and may be a quick fix. Key to fixing a squeaky floorboard is first finding out how it has been fitted -- the floorboards will probably be slotted together prior to being nailed to the joists, called a tongue and groove board, or else they'll be a square-edged board which is butted together.

If there are cracks in any of these boards you'll want to replace them also as you are conducting your repairs. Below we list a few handy tips on How Best to fix a squeaky floorboard:

One of the most common reasons for floorboards to start squeaking is because of their nails getting loose over time resulting in the board no more being fixed firmly. If that is true, there are two or three ways of going about the task so they're as good as new.

A simple fix, especially if the floorboard is in otherwise excellent condition, would be to remove the claws and simply screw the floorboard back down with the holes the claws were in. In case the floorboard is somewhat rough around the edges, you'll be asked to create new holes for the screws to go in. Here are the steps to securing your floorboard:

Step 1

First things first, you will need to identify which floorboard is loose. Get someone to walk across the
floorboards and see where it moves when walked on, and whether the board is damaged you can merely re-nail the hole as outlined previously. If the board has seen better days, you'll need to remove the nails with pincers or a claw hammer so as to lift it out.

Step 2

With the nails removed, drill a hole as close to the borders as you can in an area of the floorboard that is in good shape. From that point, put a twist in the hole and then screw it in tightly, ensuring the screw head sits snuggle below the surface.

Step 3

If you still notice a few squeaks as soon as you've secured the floorboard securely set up, on little tip we have noticed functions again and again is to try scatter some washing powder or talc into the joint and work it in with a knife. Believe it or not, the squeak in your floorboard will soon be something previously.