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How do i stop oooolld squeeky floors from squeaking?

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How do i stop oooolld squeeky wood floors from squeaking?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Rick replied 11 months ago.

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Floors squeak because a nail is no longer holding and the board it's supposed to secure moves. You need to re-secure the board. How you do that depends on many factors. What type of wood? is the floor accessible from below? are you willing to refinish the floor?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Not accessible from below. Its in an apartment. Floors have squeaked since she moved in 16 years ago.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Refinish it? Sure if neccessary.
Expert:  Rick replied 11 months ago.

Fixing this would be pretty involved. You have to drill and screw every spot that squeaks then plug the hole with an oak plug. You'd probably have to refinish the floor if there are a lot of spots. I'm sorry but driving a bunch of finish nails into the floor like I see in the pic is not likely to help.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Yeah i tried that one spot and it didnt help much.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Whats option #2? Is there an option 2?
Expert:  Rick replied 11 months ago.

There is no other option if you can't get to the floor from below