You get up in the middle of the night and head to the fridge for a little snack and along the way you wake up everyone in your home thanks to all the squeaks in your floor. It may be time to take a closer look at those noises and repair them once and for all. Luckily there are quick fixes that allow you to take care of the noises yourself this weekend. The article below highlights how you can ensure no one will catch you sneaking to the fridge in the middle of the night again.
The main cause of wood floors squeaking is wood shrinkage around the nails. If you can localize the areas that are the worst, a common way to minimize squeaks is to drive screws up from the bottom through the subfloor into the hardwood. Be absolutely sure to use screws that will are long enough to grab the hardwood, but short enough not to stick through.