Creaking Engineered Wood Floor

27 Jul 2014
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West Midlands
United Kingdom
Hi All,

I'm laying an engineered wood floor over floorboards and am having a terrible time!

I first layed it over the floorboards with foam underlay and it creaked when walked on, so then I added fibre board underlay in place of the foam and it still creaked, then I put WBP 18mm ply over the whole floor with the fibre board underlay and it still creaks. I'm not sure if this is because it isn't level or because of the flooring itself.

Has anyone had the same problem? And how do you fix it?

I can see the floor moving very slightly under foot but understood that the floor should be able to withstand a small amount of movement, the instructions state 3mm per meter. I can't live with the creaking every step!!!
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