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    Default Yellow tongue floor - squeaking

    I have vinyl plank flooring laid over yellow tongue.

    There is a join in the yellow tongue right near where I stand at the kitchen sink, with the flooring squeaking every time I stand at the sink.

    I have relatively easy access to the subfloor (stump/beam + joist build), so would like to try and do something about this. I have some leftover yellow tongue, so one option I was considering was screwing (and using liquid nails) some additional yellow tongue under the join (e.g. 300mm wide section 150mm either side of the join) to minimise the deflection and subsequently the squeaking.

    Any thoughts as to whether this could work or any other ideas? Also appreciate any thoughts on how much additional yellow tongue to use, whether to go hard on the screws or rely on the glue etc.

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    What you plan will work but it will be trial and error
    Get someone to walk on the squeaky floor while you look and locate the problem area from under then glue and screw accordingly.
    Of course don't use over length screws that protude through the kitchen floor

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    I did roughly this with 3x2 offcuts glued and nailed (through the joists, not into the floor). For every alternate join I used joist hangers instead, but better carpenters than me would have a better solution. It worked a treat, but don't be shy with the adhesive.

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    I roughly did complete amatuers method and used joist hangers with some treated pine. I don't think the glue only method would hold up over time.


    depending how much height you have under your house can always just get a 2nd hand acrow prop or car jack and just brace the joint upwards.
    Remember if you don't sin, then Jesus died for nothing

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    I never had yellow tongue but but had old hardwood boards.

    Put talcum powder down and used broom into the joins

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakeb View Post
    I never had yellow tongue but but had old hardwood boards.

    Put talcum powder down and used broom into the joins

    From the OP "I have vinyl plank flooring laid over yellow tongue"

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    Quote Originally Posted by droog View Post
    From the OP "I have vinyl plank flooring laid over yellow tongue"
    Use a lot more talcum powder.
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