OT Help! How much "creeking" is okay?

BlackChamoisSeptember 23, 2012

I just had engineered wood floors installed (glued down over cork) as part of my kitchen remodel. I think the installers did a pretty sloppy job as I noted in my original post.

My main question is, how much creeking is okay? It is certainly not excessive, but here and there. I just don't know what to expect with a glue-down application.

I've had one disappointment after another throughout the entire project and I'm getting burned out with the contractors doing sloppy work. The floors were installed by a separate company and not through my GC.

My kitchen cabs are scheduled to go in soon, and will be placed ontop of the floors so of course I want to address any issues asap.

I'm really just not sure what is reasonable to expect.

Thank you!!!

Here is a link that might be useful: Original Post

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Can you live with it? Is it a reasonable complaint? If the answer to 1st question is NO and 2nd question is YES, then I'd bring it up with them.

I'm dealing with a poor GC now so I'm in the same boat with you. But if something's not to your liking, speak up while they can do something about it.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2012 at 4:38PM
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Hi berardmr! Thanks! And I am so sorry for what you are going through with your contractor too. I saw your post re: your floors. You have very legit concerns.

Could I live with this (a few creeks)? Yes, I guess I could. I really just didn't know if creeking was normal with glue-down.

I do have some other concerns about the way they "fixed" the individual pieces that had issues, and the fact that they even used boards that were defective so I will be talking with my sales person today.

Good luck with your project! I hope your issues get resolved quickly and the work can move ahead! I understand how frustrating it is!!

    Bookmark   September 23, 2012 at 5:36PM
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You might check in the flooring forum, but as I understand it, creeking is a result of the joists, what's under the floor, not the floor itself.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2012 at 5:45PM
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Hope you're not up the creek with all those creaks. ;)

    Bookmark   September 23, 2012 at 8:05PM
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