I just bought an old house that was build in the 1950s. The house has hardwood flooring all over the house. The hardwood floor squeaks everywhere, not in just a specific spot or area. I noticed that is mostly the boards rubbing against each other seems to be what is causing the squeaks. In some areas you just push the wood with your hand and you see the plank moving. I tried using the Squeak No Moreeee kit. But I stopped, since I would have to screw down every single board. I tried putting baby powder and all that. Nothing has worked.
My plan was to fix the squeaks and then put LVP on top, since this area of the house is going to be rented out.
A lot of people told me not to remove the hardwood floors because it gives value to the house, but I think to myself, who wants a house with these hardwood floor squeaking (besides me, since I'm thinking as an investment property).
My question is: Is there a way to fix the squeaks on the floor and put LVP on top, or is my only option to remove the hardwood floor and put the LVP in the subfloor with underlayment?
- The floor is on the first floor. I plan to live in the basement.
- The basement is finished. I don't have access from below.
- The wood itself looks nice and shiny, it just squeaks like crazy.
- I'm not sure if the wood is moving because of an uneven subfloor, maybe?
- I don't know anything about flooring, its my first house, been living in it for a week and I have never put down any flooring. But hey, that's how you learn.
Here's the floor I currently have and the LVP that I want to add: