I was highly sceptical of Stop Creak. However, I bought the sample and tested it on a couple of areas. It seemed to work. I then invested in the larger pack and, amazingly, it has stopped the majority of the infernal squeaking. Thank you to the inventors — it has saved me from having to take up the entire floor!
I’m not really sure how much this helps, after the 2nd application the flooring is definitely creaking a lot less than what it was but it’s not completely eradicated. The thing is though, I also started using a dehumidifier, so not sure which is helping the most. The 1st application, before the dehumidifier, only seemed to work for a very short time.
I haven't used the product as yet. Our floor was installed in the fall in a park model trailer after it had been climatized for 4 weeks. I find when the temperature is warmer the floor creaks, but when the temperature drops it creaks a lot less. I'm left with trying to decide - Should I apply the product now, when in theory the space between the boards is more than it is in the summer and the creak is less, or should I wait until next summer when the space between the boards is less and the creak is more prevalent? Can you help me?
Great question John. Your assumption that your floor is tight during the summer months is partially correct. We usually encourage customers to apply Stop Creak late at night or first thing in the morning during the summer months to give it the best chance of penetrating. However, floors are a bit like stretching pizza dough. In the summer, they do expand but they do not expand equally - the expansion is more pronounced where sunlight hits the floor. In the winter, the floor contracts but will become tight around heat sources. If you have radiators this will be around the radiator and if the pipes to the radiator are under the floor, the floor above those pipes will expand. Therefore, if you want to achieve 100% silent floors we recommend applying Stop Creak then waiting 4-6 months or until the new season arrives. Creaks will usually start to appear in different areas than those you spot treated the first time round. If you spot treat the new areas you should find that once all the seasons have cycled, your floor is creaky free or as close to creak free as possible. Ultimately, Stop Creak is a penetrating lubricant that relies on chemistry and gravity to make its way into the tiny gaps of the floor that cause the friction. By being patient and applying over the seasons you should achieve a great result that lasts years. I hope that helps.
Did not stop creaking
4 tubes used.... floor still creaking like an absolute B*****D I used it on 40 sq mtrs of 18mm engineered oak click flooring that was fitted 6 months ago!!!!!
Hi Maria - I have checked our records and it appears you bought 2 x 120ml bottles of Stop Creak. We recommend to all customers that you do not any of our larger sizes before you have tried the product. Every floor is different and Stop Creak isn't a magical formula that can fix structural issues with floors. Simply put, Stop Creak is just a lubricant and if your floor still creaks after use then lubrication in the areas where you applied it is not the solution.
Wow to this Product!
I was so amazed on how immediately it stopped the creaks in our guest room! Now I am ready for anyone to come visit! Thank you for making it safe and easy to apply! I can now relax without thinking of removing our 2 year floor. :)