Design to Prevent Floor Squeaks

Subflooring Insights for Quiet, Stiff Floor Designs
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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by AdvanTech® subflooring, by Huber Engineered Woods
Presented by Mike Pyle, PE, CDT

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the behavior characteristics of high-performance wood-framed floor systems with superior strength and stiffness attributes.
  2. Investigate the multiple components of a wood-framed floor system and the ways that they all contribute to improved performance and the elimination of movement and floor squeaks.
  3. Assess the functional contributions of engineered wood subflooring as it relates to structural strength, fastener retention, water resistance, and overall stiffness.
  4. Design and specify wood-framed floor systems that perform as intended and reduce or eliminate squeaks that are indicators of other issues.


AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia
This test is no longer available for credit

Floor squeaks are one of the most common homeowner complaints in single-family structures and can be a costly repair in multifamily or light-commercial buildings. As part of a home or building that actively performs all day, every day, it's one of the most important structural interior surfaces of design. While wood-frame floor systems have maintained fairly consistent design standard for years, there remains a persistent issue with squeaks, pops, and uneven flooring that may be the result of a combination of subpar subflooring products or installation.

Join AdvanTech Product Director Mike Pyle for a discussion on best floor system design practice from frame to finish, to prevent floor squeaks.

Floor under construction.

Mike Pyle AdvanTech Products Director Mike Pyle is a licensed professional engineer with 17 years of construction industry experience and a seasoned educator as the former Director of Product Engineering at Huber Engineered Woods. In his current role, Mike brings a unique perspective on the intersection of leveraging high-performance product innovations to meet today’s design and construction challenges.

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Originally published in June 2017