How To Fix Squeaky Hardwood Floors Baby Powder: Easy Steps To Fix Squeaky Hardwood Floors

General Overview

Hardwood floors plank is made up of a dry piece of timber. The wood which is used to make hardwood floor comes from dicot trees. The life span of the wood of the dicot tree is up to 150-200 years so the wood of the dicot tree is best for making the hardwood floor planks. So the lifespan of the hardwood floor is also about 70-80 years by taking the best care of it. The hardwood floor is pet and child-friendly also. After a short period of time the hardwood floor starts making squeaking noise.

Steps To Fix Squeaky Hardwood Floors Baby Powder

Items Required

  • Baby Powder.
  • Nails.
  • Thin Plastic Card.
  • Hammer.
  • Wood Stapler.
  • Paper Towel or Cloth


  1. Determine The Location Of The Noise: The drying of wood is the main reason for the shirk of wood boards and cause small gaps between the boards of the hardwood floor. The user needs to know that if the user step on a gapped area of the wooden board then the boards sink lower and will make the squeaky noise.
  2. Secure Loose Wooden Boards: Mostly the reason of the squeaky hardwood floor is loose wooden boards. Secure the loose boards with nails or the staples. Use a hammer to work with nails. Walkover the hardwood floor to check the squeaky noise. Wood stapler is also useful for this process.
  3. Apply Baby Powder: Start apply a medium amount of baby powder between the boards of the hardwood floor causing the squeaks. Force baby powder into the seams of the hardwood floor by using a paper towel and push the baby powder with a finger.
  4. Plastic Card: Use thin plastic card to force the baby powder into the entry point until the squeaky noise has gone from the hardwood floor. Clean the remaining baby powder with a cloth or paper towel.
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