Urgent help on squeaky upstairs floor chipboard

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by pringles, May 2, 2019.

  1. pringles

    pringles Member

    I’m in a new build about 18 months and all my rooms upstairs are the same but I’m sorting one room st a time.
    I’ve lifted the carpet in one room, removed screws which were in there and fitted with Spax drywall screws which I researched and highly recommended. But still squeaking, not as bad but still.
    I’m having carpet refitted tomorrow night so I need urgent help to sort?
    Can I lay something over the top before I refit the carpet to stop squeaking? Or I have seen brushed in watered down PVA into the joints?
    Desperate need of help.
  2. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    You will only stop the squeaks with screws and glue, laying something on top will not work. Try the PVA trick and see if it helps, I’m not convinced personally. Drywall screws are the wrong screws to be using for flooring, you want proper full threaded chipboard screws, or Spax flooring screws.
  3. pringles

    pringles Member

    Sorry the screws are the Spax flooring screws I have used. I looked and great reviews but mine still squeak.

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