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Easily Fix Squeaky Floors

Do you ever day-dream about how to fix your squeaky floors?

Both the Mrs. and I wake up at 5 a.m. We try not to disturb our daughters while getting ready for work. But the squeaky floors in our bedroom and hallway make this a challenge.

After reading this post I guarantee you’ll discover how to easily fix the squeaky floors under your carpet in no time. Plus, there’s a surprise at the end that you don’t want to miss.

The floor repair kit that solved our squeaky floor problem is called Squeeeeek No More. After seeing it on an episode of This Old House I immediately went to my local hardware store and bought one.

At around $20 this is without a doubt one of the best DIY purchases I’ve ever made-right up there with my impact driver.

Here’s what you need to fix your squeaky floors:

It’s pretty cool that the supply list is short (unlike my grocery list that boggles the human mind and slims the wallet like Jenny Craig). Some of the tools you might not need, so keep that in mind.

I’m super excited to share my tutorial with you!! Let’s get started πŸ™‚

The First Step in Fixing Squeaky Floors is a No Brainer: Find the Squeak

Finding the squeak in your floor is pretty easy. Walk over the carpet until you hear the creaking then mark off this area with string or yarn.

The squeak is caused by the wood subfloor that isn’t properly attached to the joist. You need to screw down the subfloor to the joist.

Joists are the horizontal wood beams that support the weight of your home. They are parallel to each other and span the length or width of your house.

Determining which way joists run can be a pain. Here’s a BIG TIP: If you’re trying to find the joist direction on your second floor remove a light fixture on the first floor.

Typically the fixture is screwed to the joist. Therefore the screw indicates the joist location.

In our case, I removed a recessed light and inserted a wire hanger through a slot to confirm the direction of the joist (making MacGyver proud, oh yah).

Easily Fix a Squeaky Floor-Determine the direction of your joists

Find the Joist Location

Once you’ve determined the joist direction you have three ways to find its location under the carpet.

  1. Use a stud finder 
  2. Tap the carpet with a hammer to  find the difference in sound over the joist and adjacent empty bay
  3. Utilize the special joist finding tool in the Squeeeeek No More kit

If a stud finder doesn’t work I highly recommend you use a combination of #2 and #3 together.

Tap the squeaky floor with the hammer until you hear a different pitch sound. This indicates a joist. Confirm your suspicion by drilling the joist finding tool through the carpet.

This tool is like a drill bit but only has 4 threads then a smooth shaft. The smooth shaft allows the tool to drill through the carpet without hurting it.

Easily Fix a Squeaky Floor-Use the Joist Finding Tool

In addition, because there are so few threads on the joist finding tool it will only push itself back up through the wood subfloor if it is in a joist. This allows you to determine whether you found the joist or not.

I drilled through the carpet with the joist finding tool in 1/2 inch increments to verify the joist position.

Once you find one joist you’re set. Since joists are spaced every 16 inches you can use a measuring tape to measure 16 inches to the left or right to find the next one.

Again verify your findings with the joist finding tool.

The next step is to use the rest of the Squeeeeek No More floor repair kit. You’re going to love it πŸ™‚

Use the Squeeeeek No More Floor Repair Kit

The Squeeeeek No More floor repair kit comes with these items

  • Tripod fixture for carpeted floors (aka Alignment & Depth Control fixture)
  • Fixture for hardwood or linoleum floors
  • 50 specially scored screws
  • Square driver bit with a stop
  • 2 joist finding tools

Squeeeeek No More can be used to fix floor squeaks under carpet, hardwood, and linoleum. This post only deals with carpet but you can visit the product’s website to get the tutorials on hardwood and linoleum.

Here’s how the floor repair kit works: the special screws have 8 threads per inch on the first inch and 9 threads per inch on the second inch then a score line.

Easily Fix Squeaky Floors-Use the special screws that come with Squeeeeek No More

The change in thread count allows the screw to pull the wood subfloor tight to the joist. In addition, the threads of the special screw are coated with wax which prevents the carpet from being damaged.

The Step-by-Step Instructions

Place the tripod fixture down over the joist.

Insert the square driver bit into your drill and put a screw on the end of it.

Push the driver bit/screw through the tripod fixture and drill the screw through the carpet, into the joist.

You’ll know the screw is down as far as it can go when you hear it rumble. The screw heads (at least in my case) were about 1/4 inch above the carpet.

This will pull the wood subfloor super tight to the joist and fix the squeak in your carpeted floor.

Turn the tripod fixture over on its side.

Slip the screw gripper on the tripod fixture over the screw head.

Then rock the tripod fixture left to right. This will snap off the screw head at the score mark which is below the wood subfloor and carpet.


You won’t feel or see the screw in your carpet.

Trust me here, I wouldn’t have used this product if there was any chance that my wife would cut her toe on a screw head.

Here’s a video that shows you just how easy this process is for anyone to do. In the beginning of the video I accidentally called the joist a stud, too little sleep can do that to you.

We had a particularly stubborn floor and I had to use several screws in a 3 foot by 5 foot section of our bedroom.

Here’s a photo of all the screws in the carpet and the screw heads after I broke them off.

Easily Fix Squeaky Floors-Screw spacing on a particularly squeaky section of floor
Easily Fix Squeaky Floors-Screw heads

If you still hear a slight squeak simply add more screws to the problem area and you’ll be good to go. You can space the screws every 8 inches along a joist. I ultimately had to add screws every 4 inches on a particularly squeaky area.

In Summary…

So, the  steps to fixing a squeaky carpeted floor are

  1. Find the squeak
  2. Locate the joists in the squeaky area
  3. Screw down the subfloor to the joist
  4. Break off the screw head
  5. Pat yourself on the back cause you ROCK!

Who knew it would be this simple. I certainly didn’t.

This is one weekend project that will make you look like a home improvement hero.

What’s Next

Hope you liked the tips in today’s tutorial. Our tutorial showing how to remove old carpet is also very handy.

If you’re doing a bathroom remodel and need help, join one of our online courses – they’ll make your bathroom renovation much easier!

Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll do my best to help.

Thanks as always for reading, watching, and being part of our awesome community.



Fix Squeaky Floors

  1. Jeff it’s like you can see my long “To Do” list! We live in a older house and the upper level of the the house is so squeaky! Ever see that episode of SNL with the leather shop? They all make a squeaking noise whenever they move? That is how it feels like, walking around the upper level of our house! One good thing is that we can hear when one of the kids are up in the night!
    On this product
    Does it impact future carpet removal and installation (another item of the to do list)?
    Does it impact if one were to rip up the carpet on the stairs to just have wood there?
    Is it possible to have the screw snap off too high up, therefore sticking out of the carpet? I could see that happening to me and what a nightmare to try and remove it!
    Thanks again for introducing me to a great product!

    1. Haha, the leather shop πŸ™‚

      Hearing when the kids are up is one perk of squeaky floors but that’s about it.

      If you use Squeeeeek No More it will not impact carpet removal on steps or in your rooms because the screw is set below the subfloor. And carpet padding sits on top of subfloor.

      As long as you tighten the screw as much as possible with the depth tool it won’t protrude up from the carpet. This was a big fear of mine but I put in close to 25 screws without this happening once.

      It’s really a fantastic product and my wife now has a long list of rooms that need the squeaks fixed!!!!

      1. Dan Obenchain says:


        We have 3 bedrooms with solid oak wood floors that squeak. The floors need to be refinished. I bought the Sqeeek No More kit. Should the kit be used before or after the floor gets sanded?

  2. Susan Darabond says:

    My father, who could fix everything, must be smiling down from heaven. Five gold stars for you, Jeff, for this post! I have been cursing the squeeking flooring that identifies my every move, but thought I’d just have to suffer with it or hire someone at great cost to come in and fix the problem areas. Although I’m in my mid-60’s, I am confident that with your tutorial I can accomplish the job myself if I win a kit. Thank you for taking the fear out of home improvement, even for seniors. Your blog has been a blessing!

    1. Thanks Susan, sounds like your dad was a great man.

      You’ll certainly be able to do this repair and if you have any questions while doing it please don’t hesitate to email me πŸ™‚

    2. Todd says:

      Susan, maybe you have some friends who have the same problem and you could,d split the cost, but I know if it bothered me as much it does for you ( which it does) i would pick one up. Or if you would like I’ll buy one and then send it to you on good faith that you’ll either split and send me funds. Around $12. I ll wait a couple of days before ordering.

  3. Linda S. in NE says:

    Hi Jeff, thanks for another informative article. Please do not include me in the running for one of your give-a-ways of this kit. (There are many people who need it worse than myself.) I just wanted to echo Sara Darabond’s comment about you being so helpful and caring about your readers. As another 60 something woman, you have kind of become the “Son” who knows all, and will tackle anything for his dear old “Mom”. Thanks again for your kindness.

    1. Linda, you’re kind words made my day.

      The best part about Home Repair Tutor is helping anyone who needs it. I love learning new things from other people, too!!

      Hopefully I don’t come across as knowing it all because that’s definitely not the case. There’s so much to discover and so little time it seems.

      Always feel free to ask me a question as that’s what keeps me inspired to post more stuff πŸ˜‰

  4. Suzanne says:

    My upstairs hallway is the worst, sad thing is this house is not that old. My former house was 120 years old but had less squeaks than this 12 year old. The old house was solid oak with square nails, it did have many other issues though(I fixed all my bedroom doors with the hinge pin trick). Alas, I would be thrilled to win one of these kits.

    PS- found you thru Brittany’s blog, and now I read it regularly. Thanks

    1. Suzanne, isn’t it crazy how sometimes the older homes are rock solid. When you think about the craftsmanship behind plaster walls and how there weren’t power tools 100 years ago it’s amazing.

      Glad to hear your doors are all fixed. It’s so much better to bend a pin versus adjusting hinges or re-hanging doors πŸ™‚

  5. Great post on an ingenious little product. I enjoyed it and read the whole thing, even though I’m on a cement slab. I don’t suppose those doohickies work on loose ceramic tile?

    1. Thanks John. I wish Squeeeeek No More did work on ceramic tiles but they don’t.

      You’ll have to go the old fashion route and remove the tile then add new mortar. Still, at least there’s an option for fixing squeaks easily πŸ™‚

  6. Our patience has been tried for 8 years in our home, with squeaks in the bathroom and master bedroom. I endured the aggravation because I thought we’d need to place screws into the flooring when replacing the carpet. Seeing your video online, my squeaky floor problem has a solution-your kit!! I wish I’d known years ago about your repair kit, so I could have resolved this floor problem long ago. I’d be greatly pleased to win a kit!!

    1. Thanks Elwood for watching the video. I’m glad it was helpful.

      Creaking floors are just annoying. So it’s nice to know there’s a good solution. Hope you’re having a great day πŸ™‚

  7. Tasha says:

    Hi Jeff,
    I found your website through Pinterest, and had never heard of this product before today. It sounds amazing! Our house was built in the late ’80s, and already has several spots on our second floor where our floor squeaks badly. While I would, of course, love to win a set, if I don’t I will still stop by Home Depot to buy this product. It sounds like the perfect solution (and so much easier than pulling back all of the carpet on the 2nd floor to secure the subfloor to the joists!). Thanks for the giveaway! And thanks for the great articles that I’ve read now that I’ve found your site!

    1. Tasha, thanks so much for your kind words.

      You can totally do this project yourself and when you do please feel free to ask me any questions along the way.
      It’s so nice to hear from you and I’d be more than happy to help in any way.

      For us the $20 spent on the kit was well worth it. No more squeaking while getting read early in the morning or while playing Just Dance on the Wii-LOL.

  8. val says:

    So excited that this can be used on linoleum and hardwood as well as carpet. My kitchen has a shriek (as opposed to a squeak) so loud people remark on it! I hope I win!

    1. Val, I’ve hear those shrieks before, too.

      They are rather loud and alarming. But at the very least you now have a good solution πŸ™‚

  9. Nancy P. says:

    Thank you for this informative article. You would think my house was musically inclined due to all the notes the floors make. I also thought we’d have to wait until replacing the carpet to fix the noisy floor boards but now I know better. I think this will be our next fix-it project. I suspect the builder “forgot” to buy screws and bought nails to install all the floor boards!

    1. Nancy, you could be right. There’s a good chance nails were used.

      Don’t worry, our house is a talented musician as well.

      Thanks for reading the post, I hope it helped you out πŸ™‚

  10. Susan K says:

    Our home was built 6 years ago during a rainy winter and the squeaks started in the first year. They have only grown more numerous and annoying. Now we are planning to sell in the next year and the Squeeeeak No More Kit sounds like a great solution to solving the problem before we need to show our home for sale.

    1. Susan, sounds like you have a busy year ahead of you with your house going up for sale.

      I’m sure you’ll have a good transition. Hope Squeeeeek No More helps you with your showings πŸ™‚

  11. Renae says:

    So glad I found this post. The most annoying thing about our squeak (okay, one of them) is that it’s right at the opening of my husband’s closet. Getting ready in the morning it’s impossible to NOT make any noise. The second most annoying thing about our squeak is that the carpet guy just told us we’d have to take that entire side of the room back AND clear out all of the furniture in order to try to do this without hurting the carpet. I will let him know about this product if it works for us, maybe he can be a retailer for others in our situation! πŸ™‚

    1. Renae, I feel your husband’s pain with regard to waking up everyone while getting ready.

      At $20 this is a great solution to squeaky floors and could save some real money. If I can use this product your carpet guy can, too.

      Admittedly he might be able to easily pull up the carpet and screw down the subfloor pretty quickly. So I don’t fault him for going that route.

      Hope you had a great day πŸ™‚

  12. Linda S says:

    This looks and sounds like a repair that I can do myself! Yeah! I’m a widow and have finally prepared myself mentally to sell this big house and move into something smaller that I can maintain more easily. I have my list of needed repairs before I can put the house on the market, but fixing the squeaky floors was not on the list. I thought it couldn’t be done. Thank you for this tutorial.

    1. Linda, congratulations on your move. I hope it goes smoothly and without a hitch πŸ™‚

  13. Anthony says:

    Jeff, this looks like a great find that could really help us out. Within the next year or so we are hoping to rip up the carpet and put down hardwood. I was hoping to have he flooring people screw down the entire second floor subfloor. If I’m planning to go that route do I lose anything by trying this first in particular problem areas? The noise is constantly annoying and popping up in new places, but I’m not sure if having someone else screw down the whole floor is a better solution than me ramming screws in wherever I want.


    1. If you’re going to remove the carpet and don’t mind waiting Anthony I’d tear up the carpet and pound ring shank nails into the subfloor.

      I can guarantee that you’ll do a better job than the contractors, they’re primary concern is getting the old carpet out and new carpet in. Who can blame them, laying carpet is hard hard work.

      So if I were you I’d tear out the old carpet and put ring shank nails through the subfloor and into the joists. Walk on the subfloor and listen for squeaking. Anywhere you hear a squeak add 1 to 2 ring shank nails. You’ll see the old nails in the subfloor. Just add the new nails 2 inches from those.

      Hope this makes sense. Let me know if you’ve got questions.

      1. Anthony says:

        Thanks Jeff, this makes perfect sense. While searching for ring shank nails I came across a product known as Paslode Tetragrip Fasteners. Are you familiar with these? They seem relatively new. Marketing hype or a real problem solver?


        1. I’ve never used them Anthony but maybe someone else can comment on their utility.

          Ring shank nails are pretty affordable and work really good.

          I like them because anyone can use a hammer. You can also use a penny nail to remove squeaky floors that have carpeting but I haven’t done a tutorial on this yet.

          From what I read it looks like the Tetragrip fasteners are similar to 6d penny nails.

  14. Joann Speaks says:

    Does this Squeeeeek No More Floor Repair Kit work on Burbur Carpet?
    Every floor in my home squeaks and it drives me crazy.
    Looking forward to you quick response.
    Thank you,

    1. Hi Joann, I actually used it on our berber carpet with no issues. I can see where you’d be concerned. The berber unravels very easily. I think the Squeeeeek No More site actually shows it being used on this kind of carpet.

      I’d say to try it on a portion of carpet that no one will see, just for practice. Hope this helps.

  15. Bev Bentley says:

    Hi Jeff. I’m a 69 year old female calling on you for help. My ensuite is large, upstairs and 25 years old with a tile floor. The squeaking if waking the dead downstairs…well it would if there were any dead downstairs and I assure you there are not, but you get what I mean!! I read your post and if I had a wood floor or carpeted floor I would be out purchasing that wonder kit. What do I do to alleviate this noise….stop the noise from this heavy metal band in my ensuite!!! Many thanks….Bev

  16. Pat says:

    I tried to use the Squeek no more on the second floor. Every time I try to find the joist at different spots, the special screw does not go in at one point and I hear metal like noise. What do I have under my carpet and how can I fix my squeaky floor?
    Thank you so much!

    1. Hey Pat, thanks for this great question.

      I dedicated an entire podcast on this topic…figured other homeowners might have the same issue.

      Basically I think you screwed into a ventilation duct and not the joist.

      You can listen to the entire podcast (ep 216)

    2. Hey Pat, I actually dedicated my podcast to your question today…it’s episode 216

      But I think you’re hitting a ventilation shaft with the screw.

      Make sure you actually found the joist, once you do that you’ll be in good shape…but listen to episode 216 for more advice

  17. Trudy R says:

    I have a room in my house that has terrible squeaks covered by carpeting. You gave a great tutorial but I would rather hire someone to do this. Would you by any chance know of someone or a company in CT that I could hire?

    1. Boy Trudy, I wish I could say yes. We’re here in Pittsburgh and don’t know anyone up it CT.

  18. Mary says:

    Jeff, I’m getting new carpet soon and pulled up the old carpet in the areas where there are squeaks. Do I need to buy the whole kit or is there something else I can buy since I’m down to the plywood subfloor now.

  19. Mike Kasper says:

    Jeff, I live on the 2nd floor of a multi unit building and my bathroom floor squeaks like crazy. The flooring is vinyl tile. I looked at the specs of the sub-flooring and what I have is “3/4″ sound absorbing gypcrete over 5/8″ tongue and groove plywood glued and nailed to floor joists.” Do you think the gypcrete will give me a problem if I try and use the Squeeek No More product?

  20. Ronn says:

    I used almost a whole box of then nails, thinking Iam finding the joists. Problem is Iam deaf and can only assume I am on a joist by feeling the different of the hammer pound. I realize in rooms where the heat vent is that the planks are going in the same direction. I was assuming this is true to the hallway outside the bedrooms. So my question is …..Do the hallways have planks in different direction, like maybe the way the hallway flows? Something now tells me I had to look for the planks in this vertical direction instead of the horizontal following what I assume goes along with the baseboard in the bedroom

  21. Patrick Dunn says:

    I searched for some fixes for deflection and noisy floors. I did find a solution that people may find useful. It’s called structure lock.

    I hope this helps.


  22. Justine says:

    Hi Jeff
    If I use the squeak no more kit, how can I make sure I do not hit a water pipe as I am in the UK ?

    Many Thanks

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  24. Anne O Donnell says:

    Any solution for a tiled floor

  25. Jim says:

    Jeff, Ive heard of this kit in my searches to fix the squeaky floor in my bedroom. What I dont understand is…if you are screwing one piece of wood to another (subfloor to joist) why would you want to snap off the flat top of the screw head? Isnt that what holds the subfloor to the joist? If you snap off the top of the screw, wont the subfloor just inch its way back up the shaft of the screw since there is no screw top holding it in place? I have a drill that could probably drive through a tank…why not just screw the screws ALL the way into the subfloor and call it a day?

  26. Angela Welsh says:

    Hi Jeff, we live in a two story house and the boards under the carpet are large squares as seen in the garage ceiling, not hard wood boards. The house is about 44 years old. Would this squeaky floor kit work on these board. I have been told they may have compacted matter in the center and perhaps would not grab the screw. What are your thoughts?

  27. Gord says:

    Hi Jeff,
    Thank you for the detailed post.
    Is there a professional who can come out and do the work for me? Do you know? We are in Canada.
    I’ve heard from a couple of friends who tried using this kit, One of them said it actually worked on one really bad spot, but it didn’t work on all of his areas. The other person said he gave up after a while.
    On top of that, my issue is that I have hardwood (not carpet) in the hallway where the squeaks are coming from.
    I just want it done right and with a guarantee. Have you heard of anyone?

    Thank you.

  28. Tony St John-Farnon says:

    Really enjoyed reading these comments as I feel I am getting solid info on how to get rid of those infuriating squeaks! I can’t wait to get the job done with your kit which I will get from Amazon. However can someone PLEASE help me in choosing a suitable joist finder and AC electric cable finder even if it means buying two units. Why? so many units on the market and such mixed reports on them all! I have carpeted floors, Weyroc (chipboard) over standard wooden joists and no access to underneath floor. Please somone, recommend me finders that I can trust!

  29. Jared says:

    I have an upstairs bedroom that squeaks pretty much anywhere you step in the room. I used the screws (8 inches apart) on each joist (around 150 screws) and it still sounds the same. Any suggestions on what else I could do to fix the problem?

  30. Paula Lawson says:

    Can a woman do this without “botching” the job? I am a little concerned/perplexed about drilling. It seems that somehow the top of the screw needs to exist and be below the padding, but how, when you break the top off, does it keep the wood from “bouncing up” again and thus producing pesky squesks? I made a really bad mistake having MY BRAND NEW carpet STEAM CLEANED at temperatures hot beyond the pale. Little did i know after things dried the floor shrunk and now the squeaking is out of control. I want to move out of this house, but potential buyers might give buying it a second thought because of the pervasive squeaks! I guess in short i need to understand the concept of no screw head anchoring something down especially when it is snapped off. What am i not understanding?

  31. Darius says:

    Thank you so much for this! We have a similar problem, I can’t get up to go to the toilet without the kids waking up. You’re a legend.

  32. Marsha says:

    My hardwoods are installed over concrete slab. Don’t think this will help solve my problem.

  33. Paula Lawson says:

    I have drilled all over god’s creation and cannot find a joist. The drilling tool always DOES NOT PUSH THROUGH TO THE VOID AREA. What could my subfloor be? Wall to wall FLUSH joists? I doubt it but your screw tool is ineffective at diagnosing the problem.. HELP!

  34. Betty says:

    Hi,your videos are great,Me and my son sold our family home after having to stop working due to breast cancer and now bone pain from medication,We bought a 20 year old split level small town home,that needs some work unfortunately can’t find people to help. My son does not have knowledge either in home repairs,How can we purchase this tripod floor kit,we really need it,our floors squeak upstairs and kitchen,After seeing your video ,very interested, thank you

  35. Angela says:

    I was excited to run across your article to fix squeaky floors. We had an addition built onto our current house about 20 years ago. The contractor put the floor joist in upside down. So the floors have squeaked constantly. My husband thought he could nail it down where ever it squeaked. He put in so many nails we lost count. But the floors still squeaked. We thought we would have to remove the ceiling from downstairs and have the floor joist reinstalled correctly. An expense we could not come to terms with so we dealt with the squeak. Now I see this product and wonder if it will work for our situation, with the floor joist installed upside down?

  36. Anne says:

    Hi Jeff, thanks for the write up and video. I want to try this out because we already called someone to check but are still having the squeaks. It’s being a nightmare as we are trying to sell and that has been a major concern for every feedback we’ve gotten.

    I will follow everything you said and have just one question though – when the screw heads are snapped off, do you feel them when you walk over them?

    I am nervous but will to give it a try so our house can sell.

  37. Michelle Nydegger says:

    Has the squeaky floor come back?

  38. Brian Goslee says:

    I have an unfinished basement. Can I assume the joist direction I see when I go down my basement and look up (so that’s my first floor flooring) is the same direction for the joists of my second floor flooring.

  39. HUMPHREYS munai says:

    I appreciate the instructions. Unfortunately I am not that handy. What repair man can you recommend because I am having a hard time explaining to most and they tell me they can replace my floor and hopefully that fixes it. πŸ™ˆ

  40. Nate says:

    Hello Jeff,
    I noise under the carpet of the 2nd floor. It is a brand new house that has multiple squeaks and so forth. A flooring crew has been out twice fix numerous spots but more just keep popping up. In one area they put screws through the carpet as you recommended but it fixed the problem for a short time now there are more noises in the same area an further down the same joist. Who do you reccomend we call for help and if I buy the squeek no more kit do you risk putting to many screws in the same area that the other crews tried to do. The builder will no longer send out a flooring crew to fix the floors since they say sqeeks are normal and the warranty only covers one visit. Please help me to figure out how to fix this.
    Thank you,

  41. Pamela says:

    How much would it cost to have someone come out and fix a squeaky carpet in my bedroom?
    I live in Kent wA

  42. Bill Bedford says:

    I have carpet on top of oak hardwood over 5/8-3/4” (approximate thickness) sub floor. Which method is best? It would be a bit difficult to pre-drill through the carpet and hardwood to minimize it splitting. I was thinking that I may be able to pre-drill by applying blue painters tape on the carpet, drill the hole and then the tape will show a reference point forward insertion of the screw. Which installation tool/jig should I use? The one for carpet or the one for hardwood?
    Thanks in advance.

  43. Jay says:

    Great information! Will this work on popping sounds in the subflooring as well?
    Also is it safe for all kinds of carpet? I have a low pile nylon. Thanks!

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