How to Take the Squeak out of Your Floors

Carpeted stairs
If you have squeaky floors, there’s just one solution, and that’s to rip up the carpet and secure the floorboards. (DepositPhotos)
Danny and Joe welcome callers’ questions each week on the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show. Here’s a question from our Nov. 23 broadcast: No one wants a squeaky floor! Unfortunately for Mary-Beth, every carpeted floor of her two-story home is creaking and squeaking with every step. Mary-Beth says she was planning on having new carpeting put in soon. We told her to go ahead and rip it up now. And take the time while the carpet is gone to secure the floorboards. Listen to the embedded audio clip above for the answer! Read the blog from the Nov. 23 show and listen to the full broadcast here.


  1. How can we stop our floors from squeaking without pulling up the carpet?

    We live in a split-level 1980s home and the floors upstairs squeak in many the traffic areas. We believe there is probably a solution that would not involve taking up the carpet.


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