Squeaky Floors

November 2nd 2004
Squeaky Floors

Dear Shell,

We recently purchased cork flooring at Home Depot for our kitchen and hallway. How do I prepare the plywood floor once the carpet is removed in the hallway? Is it okay to place cork tiles on top of the linoleum in kitchen?

- Larry

Dear Larry,

If there are any squeaks in the floor use 2.5" wood screws to tighten the plywood floor before installing the cork floor. You can apply the cork over the vinyl floor as long as it is sound.

It's Just That Easy!