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Help! How Do I Make My Creaky Hardwood Floors Less Noisy?

updated Apr 30, 2019
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Q: I need your help. I live in a 50s ranch house, which overall I love. However, the creaky floors are driving me crazy, especially because I have a toddler who is a light sleeper who on occasion WAKES UP because I happened to walk by his bedroom.

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We don’t want to have to rip up the floors and put in new flooring because the hardwood itself is in good condition. Is there a way to fix this or make the creaking less noisy without such a drastic overhaul? — Sent by Carol

Editor: Thanks so much Carol. A nice thick rug and rug pad should help muffle some of the noise, but hit us with your suggestions in the comments! — thanks!

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