The cost of blindly screwing into chipboard flooring

The financial cost of blindly screwing/nailing into a noisy chipboard, or any flooring material for that matter, can get out of hand extremely quickly. It takes seconds to send some screws/nails into a chipboard floor, but can take months and considerable cost to put right the aftermath…

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The benefits to solving squeaky chipboard

There are many benefits to solving squeaky chipboard flooring. From experience, we know just how intrusive squeaking floors can be. I’ve even had clients tell me they were contemplating selling their house! I’m not talking about a small area of squeaking here. When a property suffers from squeaking chipboard, it tends to be extensive (as you probably well know if you’re reading this article)… Continue reading “The benefits to solving squeaky chipboard”

The dangers of blindly screwing into chipboard flooring

Before I explain the dangers of blindly screwing/nailing into chipboard flooring, or any flooring for that matter, let me give you my firm stance first. DO NOT DO IT!!! For a simple silly act, you are risking you and your families life. This is not some kind of sick scare mongering due to the nature of this website. This is serious! There are even gadgets on the market that go some way to re-assuring people that this is a solid practice i.e. the so called ‘O’Berry squeak no more kits’. It is NOT a good idea in the slightest to utilize such gadgets or techniques..

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Why is chipboard flooring noisy?

Chipboard is noisy, fact! If you’re reading this, you either know it from first hand experience, or you read or heard about it. But, why is it noisy?

There are several answers to this. None of which are exclusive and can often run hand in hand.

Poor installation

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What is the problem with chipboard flooring?

From our twenty years observing and having to deal with chipboard flooring, there are several notable problems.

The main, most obvious, and likely relevant problem to you, is it squeaks/creaks.

Over the length of time we’ve had the pleasure (sarcasm) of dealing with chipboard flooring, we’ve experienced pretty much every type conceivable. Continue reading “What is the problem with chipboard flooring?”