The duplex I live in was built around the 1920s and still has the original wood floor but its very creeky and the neighbors downstairs are always complaining so I'd like to fix it.
I'm wondering if there is a way I could pull up some of the wood planks without damaging them so I can fix the problem underneath and put the wood back in place afterwards. Or if there is a better solution.
Ive tried drilling screw but it hasnt helped. And i mop the floor with polish every couple of weeks and for about a day the lubrication maxs the creeking lessen but only works for about a day.
My friend told me to try using sand. He said that if I sweep sand all over the floor it will get into the cracks and act as padding to stop the creeking, but there isn't really much space between each plank so I'm doubtful that much sand will be able to work its way underneath the boards. I'm going to try it later today though.