Timber floorboards, particleboard or plywood squeaking

Cause

Timber floor structure and flooring have dried and shrunk

Repair

  • add more fixings; use screws to hold flooring tightly to the joists

Cause

Inadequate nailing of particleboard sheets 

Repair

  • add more fixings; use screws to hold flooring tightly to the joists

Cause

Deflection – the span is too great for flooring thickness

Repair

  • install additional joists