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  BU521 Squeaky floors

BU521.jpgSqueaks and creaks in framed floors have been around for as long as framed flooring itself and were typically associated with solid timber strip flooring. However, the use of sheet material has not completely eliminated the problem.

This bulletin describes the options for remedial work to address floor noise, which can be caused by movement along the joints of flooring material, shrinkage of the framing, deflection of the framing or inadequate or inappropriate fixing to the framing.

The bulletin covers:

  • causes
  • location of floors affected
  • ground floor remedial options
  • intermediate floor remedial options
  • fixings.

Publication date: April 2010 Keywords: floor, maintenance, shrinkage, stairs, timber