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Fixing a Squeaky Floor

Mrs. Fix It shows us how to fix a squeaky wood floor.

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Squeaky floors can be a real annoyance especially if you can't get to them from below. Well, I can show you how to silence those squeaks for good. Mark the squeaky areas with some painter's tape so you have a visual of where you need to work. Your goal is to secure the floorboards to the sub-floor to eliminate the friction between then, that's what's causing the squeak. Using a drill bit that's slightly smaller than your nails, drill 2 pilot holes into one floorboard. The hole should be angled towards each other at a 45-degree angle. Now drive the ring shank nails into the holes. Using a nail set, countersink the heads below the surface of the floor. Use some putty to fill the holes and allow it to dry completely. Then, gently sand and polish the area to blend the repair into the floor. Now all I have to do is stain the putty to match the floor. No more squeaks. I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple. -Thanks for watching Better. TV; home, family, life. For more information or questions for Mrs. Fixit, write her at mrsfixit@better.tv.