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    Hi,

    Our floorboards make this knocking sound at a few spots when we walk over them. Feels like they have come loose maybe. Could it be that they have come loose from the joists? IF that is the case what's the best way to fix this issue? And also what sort of a tradesperson could fix this? A chippy?

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    Are they covered with carpet? Have they got gaps between the boards if they are bare?
    If they are bare tongue and groove boards with gaps, sometimes sweeping some talcum powder in the gaps will stop the noise.
    I have also used silicone spray with the extension nozzle with great success.
    You could also re-nail them if they are moving quite a bit.
    Another thing you can do if you have access under the floor is slip some wedges between the boards and joists, fill with a suitable glue from a caulking gun then remove the wedges.
    The wedges should only be used to get a small gap to get the glue in, don't overdo it.
    If you're not up to doing it yourself a chippy, decent handyman or floor specialist should be able to help you out.
    Never argue with idiots, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey66 View Post
    Are they covered with carpet? Have they got gaps between the boards if they are bare?
    No they are bare. No gaps between the boards.
    If they are bare tongue and groove boards with gaps, sometimes sweeping some talcum powder in the gaps will stop the noise.
    I have also used silicone spray with the extension nozzle with great success.
    You could also re-nail them if they are moving quite a bit.
    This maybe what I need to do since I don't think any of the above has had any success. I have tried talcum powder but I always thought that was for squeaking rather than this movement between boards and joists? Correct me if I am wrong.
    Another thing you can do if you have access under the floor is slip some wedges between the boards and joists, fill with a suitable glue from a caulking gun then remove the wedges.
    The wedges should only be used to get a small gap to get the glue in, don't overdo it.
    If you're not up to doing it yourself a chippy, decent handyman or floor specialist should be able to help you out.
    I'm defo not very handy and have a bad back so me getting under the house is nigh impossible. So it sounds like I need an experience chippy or a handyman who knows his stuff to be able to do this?

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