My new wood floor creaks. Is it faulty?
Most people don't realise that wood floors need time to acclimatise to their surroundings. The moisture content in floors is constantly fluctuating and the mistake that many people make when they have a new floor installed is to put on the heating and use the floor as normal. The correct procedure for breaking in any woof floor regardless of the type of subfloor, is to set you heating at ambient temperature and raise it by 1 degree per day until the room is at the correct temperature. Not following this procedure will contract the floor and within a few months, your floor will creak under foot.
What is a "Grooved" or "Click" floor?
Most modern engineered wood and laminate floors use a click system that locks the planks together. Some of these floors have a slight visible groove between each plank. Stop Creak is specifically designed for these floors. For Stop Creak to work it must be able to penetrate in-between the planks.
What if my floor has not grooves or visible gap between planks?
Stop Creak probably won't work for your floor.
Will Stop Creak work on all floors?
No - Stop Creak must be able to penetrate between you floorboards and lubricate the friction points of the connecting planks. It will not work on carpeted floors or floors with chipboard subfloors. It is ideal for floors that have contracted or dried out (the majority of cases)
Will Stop Creak work on traditional floorboards?
Maybe, maybe not. Most traditional floorboards are nailed down and so the creaking is usually down to the wood sliding up and down the nail when under load. We don't recommend Stop Creak for these floors.
Will Stop Creak work on stairs?
Unlikely and not recommended.
Is Stop Creak flammable?
The propellant used in Stop Creak is the same type of propellant used in most deodorants and is therefore flammable. However, Stop Creak's active ingredients are not flammable. A safety feature of Stop Creak is that it is designed to dry within 15-20 seconds at which point it is not flammable. Do not apply while smoking a cigar and you'll be golden.
What is Stop Creak made of and how long does it last?
Stop Creak's formula is a secret blend of resins that have been combined to provide the most effective possible lubricant for wood floors.
Stop Creak will last 24 + months