What is a solution for 60 year old squeaking floors? Please advise.
Is there access to underneath? If so running a bead of polyurethane adhesive such as Pl along both sides of the joist can greatly reduce the noise if not eliminate it completely. Make sure to clean the areas before applying the adhesive to give it a better chance.
Unfortunately if there isnt access the only option I am aware of is removing the floor and rescrewing the subfloor in a home that age it is most likely 1" Tongue and groove solid wood and not plywood and is very prone to squeaking. As your floor joists move they will pull out the nails enough that when walked on it will slide back down giving you the squeak you hear now.
If you are replacing your floors it is a great time to get those squeaks out. This can be done several ways. You can add screws to your sub floor, install underlay it really depends on the product going in!
Have a great day!
There actually is another method and it is meant specifically for this problem.
The tool will snap off the head of the screw once installed leaving an almost invisible repair from the top in hardwood or vinyl floors. They also have kits for below the sub-floor as well.
I do not represent this company or have any affiliation to them but have found them to work quite well.
You can find information on and order them to Canada at "squeekyfloor.com"
Good luck with your project.
Cedarfalls Building Consultants Limited
Really appreciate the advice. :-)
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