Over time, it is not uncommon for a parquet deforms, changes color or starts to make noise. If there are various reasons for this grinding phenomenon, there are also solutions to remedy it. Here are some tips to prevent your parquet squeaks.
What can I do to prevent a wooden floor from squeaking?
Why does my parquet squeak?
The floor creaking is most often due to a natural phenomenon, wood being a living material that reacts to light, climatic variations and the humidity of the air.
In the present case, they come mainly from temperature changes (heat from the summer or from the radiators may be too high) which cause a drying of the wood and a retraction of the blades. This retraction then causes friction between the floorboards that crackle.
To a lesser extent, squeaks can also result from poor blade attachment.
What solutions for my floor does not squeak anymore?
There are various possible solutions, more or less easy to implement, to overcome the creaking of the floor.
The first is to use talc. To do this, the floor must be completely cleaned to be free of dust, with a vacuum cleaner on the one hand, then a small brush on the other hand to access the interstices of the blades. Once clean, talcum is inserted between the blades, always using a brush, so that it slips more easily. To facilitate its insertion, it is finally advisable to jump on the floor.
The second solution is then to put paraffin oil. By filling the spaces between the blades, it will prevent friction. To achieve this, the parquet floor must again be in a state of impeccable cleanliness. The paraffin oil is then heated and then gently poured into the slots, using a brush for example. To protect the parquet, adhesive tape, those used for paints, can be glued on the surrounding wood. The operation carried out, it is advisable to let dry about an hour. The same method can also be used but using wax.
More complex finally, the last solution aims at strengthen the fixation of creaky blades, because of a bad fit. To do this, it is first necessary to have identified the problematic blades, then to put nails without head, in diagonal position, in the joists. In some cases, there will be no choice but to change the defective blades.
Finally, whatever the situation, it is advisable to check the temperature and humidity of the room from time to time, and to regularly maintain the floor (for example, the passage of linseed oil or wax, depending on the nature of the room. parquet).
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