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Finishing Hardwood floors

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Posted by: from Winnipeg
6/16/2020 at 9:08:47 PM

I have a house built in 1952 and all the floors are hardwood. I want to get them refinished but they also squeak....is the squeaking fixed at the same time if refinishing?

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Date/Time6/17/2020 at 11:29:56 AM

Hi there

typically, these are two unrelated issues. Fllor refinishing is the top, the squeaking comes from the boards moving and rubbing, which is essentially a result of them having been nailed down a very long time ago, and now the structure has settled, and likely the flooring has shrunk some.

The squeaks are eliminated by re-securing them, or possible with shims from underneath the floor, if there is access.

Either way, not related to the refinishing work.

Hope this helps.

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