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I finished putting down my bamboo flooring a year or two back - before putting the floor down I found all the squeaks and screwed all the loose boards down.
A few months ago I found three more spots that I should have caught, now getting on my nerves - however the hardwoods already down. The bamboo is T&G and stapled so for those two spots I was thinking of drilling through in 2-3 spots for each repair area then put the screw down then plug the hole with wood putty - then repair the sealant there.
#1 i'm certain I won't find putty to match
#2 i'm not certain if this is the best way to go as I do not have access from underneath to countersink anything
There are "headless" screws made for this. They use a square drive. Leaves a very small hole to fill.
There are color match sticks available from most flooring companies. Perhaps an artists brush and some clear Varathane to seal over the filler would produce a surface that would last and be easy to clean.
Thanks Bubba! I know what you mean about not wanting carpet Do you have pets as well? I have 2 cats so it is nice that you don't see the dust bunnies rolling across a hard floor. But most the first floor is large tiles. SOOOOO cold and hard on the feet...I'd love some wood!
2 cats and until recently 2 dogs. New bagless picks up so much dust - amazing.
Our house was a "spec" house and the builder went broke. Saving & Loan "finished" it and created a mortgage for it. Upstairs, the carpet installers did NOT even sweep, so we have pieces of sheet rock, etc. under it. They even did WTW in the master bath - nice and soft, but we really don't want full carpet there. Not sure if they really attached the top floor to the subfloor - lots of squeaks.
I can fix the floor (got the woodworking tools and know how to use them), but need to chose which battles to fight first.