Fixing a Squeaky Floor

September 27, 2011

Fixing a Squeaky Floor, Feet on Squeaky FloorI have had great results using this little trick my mom told me about many years ago. We used to live in an old farm house with wood floors that squeaked everywhere. She sprinkled baby powder on the floor, and swept in into the cracks. Voila, no more squeaks!


Although she did intentionally still leave a few squeaks by the doors just so she would know when one off her kids were coming home late!

By Barb House from Brownsdale, MN


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May 18, 2005

Tips for fixing a squeaky floor. Post your ideas.


By Cheryl from Missouri (Guest Post)
April 16, 20050 found this helpful

I have heard you can sweep talcum powder into the floorboard cracks to quiet squeaks.

By Barbie (Guest Post)
April 19, 20050 found this helpful

I heard that powder works may also try grafite if there is space.....but if the floor boards are closely secured it may be tough to get anything in may also want to try WD-40 if the wood itself is sealed, if it's not the Wd-40 may stain the surface....

By Barbie (Guest Post)
April 19, 20050 found this helpful

I guess I just assumed in my last post that you were dealing with a wood floor....but if it's not wood and it's covered by a lamanent then none of these solutions will could try finding the board that squeaks from the bottom up if you have access such as in your basement....a friend of mine had a squeaky floor and her husband located the loose board and secured it from the bottom to fix the squeak but becareful not to use anything that is too long or it may come through depending on where the problem lies and how thick you floor boards are........


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May 18, 20050 found this helpful

Does anyone have a solution for squeaky floors?




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May 18, 20050 found this helpful

Just put a small dab of glue in between the boards to stop the noise.


By Sandy (Guest Post)
May 18, 20050 found this helpful

Leave the squeaky floor alone. You know where the squeaks are, but a burglar won't. It just might alert you to something in the middle of the night. Just my two cents.



By ardis barnes (Guest Post)
May 26, 20050 found this helpful

Find that little squeaky spot. Pound a long nail, (the kind with no head on it) now pound it into the floor. No I'm no kidding. No one will even notice the nail. it works every time

By steve (Guest Post)
August 3, 20050 found this helpful

for 6.99 you can fix for squeaky floor forever


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August 8, 20050 found this helpful

Use talcum powder or baby powder, around the area of a squeaky floor board and sweep it into the cracks. Do not vacuum but do wipe up any extra with a wet cloth so no one slips on it. No more squeaks.


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By Geogrina (Guest Post)
February 1, 20080 found this helpful

Help, I can't get to the boards from underneath and the cracks between the boards are sealed, so the talcum powder trick didn't work. What else can I do?

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November 9, 2009

I put a Pergo floor in the kitchen last summer and it squeaks. What can I do now? I hate it.

By Kathleen Dennis from MO


November 9, 20090 found this helpful

Here is one answer from a handyman. There is a bit of space under the Pergo on an uneven floor, and the Pergo is moving a bit when you walk on it. Have the installers come back and insert thin paper or cardboard to prevent the flexing.


If the wood floor is indeed squeaking, you will have to nail.

November 13, 20090 found this helpful

Try sprinkling some baby powder (talc) on the squeaky spots and see what happens. Just sweep into the "cracks" and then sweep up excess. May have to reapply every once in a while.

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