Loose tiles are a bad gift that keeps on giving for unsuspecting homeowners. Q: A laminate floor in a friend’s house seems to be possessed.Overnight, gaps appear in the floor where one piece butts up against another. Previous Next gothamhunter Diamond Member. Status Not open for further replies. We coin definitions of closed drywall nail pops and open dryall nail pops such as shown in our page top photo. A face nail's maximum embedment is the thickness of the subfloor (joists only occupy ~15% of the floor). Heads Up! However, it’s much more common for nail pops to show up because of a deeper problem, typically a foundational problem. You said solid wood floors..Are you saying 3/4 " flooring? Drywall Nails are Popping By James Dulley. The most difficult stains to deal with are those that penetrate into the wood fibers. Knowing how to fix nail pops properly helps keep new ones from forming in the same place. The gap should be 3/8 inch +/-. During installation, run a vapor barrier under the vinyl plank flooring to help prevent buckling from moisture. Please look at the pic The room is 4.5m wide and approx 500mm in from the stairs , in line with the right hand foot on the TV cabinet in the picture, the floor boards peak about 5mm!! Granted it looks lovely but it annoys the hell out of me because it is popping up in places, but it pops up badly in one place in particular. It's a random problem in that any head, at any time, may pop out. Tap it back down. Jim McClain TFP Owner/Founder Administrator. A trick is to hit the wood with a hammer near the nails, which will "encourage" the nails to pop out to where you can see them. Active 3 months ago. If water seeps up under the flooring from an extremely moist concrete subfloor, the adhesive can be weakened, causing buckling in the floors. If i rip it up and re do it what fasterners should I use and how can I tell if the subfloor is suitable. Hammering in the nail pops sometimes works but usually not. Removal of the tile and inspection of the floor underneath is always necessary. This was in 2011.The grout has come off in different places and I can hear a crunchy noise when I step on a tile at one location. Sometimes, nail pops in walls can be purely cosmetic. Email | Print | Single Page | Text size – + By Peter Hotton July 27, 2008 I had a new floor made of Brazilian cherry boards glued down on my concrete slab on grade. The laminate flooring should be left in the room where it is intended to be installed at least 24 and up to 72 hours in advance, ... Give the entire floor a good once over daily to ensure that the pet hasn't moved on to drier areas. Nail pops are caused when construction nails work themselves loose, literally popping out from the surface of the drywall. Why Do Ceramic Tiles Pop Up and What Causes Tile to Buckle? This is a redo job since the original floor had to be ripped up, because of major cupping due to moisture in the subfloor. When nail-pops show up on the ceiling of the floor just beneath the attic and near a wall intersection, the culprit is a phenomenon known as truss-uplift or a variation of it. Ever since my Caretaker 99 system was installed several years ago, I've been plagued by heads periodically popping out of their sleeves and onto the pool floor, sometimes as often as three or four times a month. Reattaching the drywall to the frame keeps the problem from popping up again down the road. Another couple of things you can do to help prevent your floor from popping is to make sure when you mop your floor not to over-wet the mop or to leave pools of water on the floor. internet explorer keeps popping up with click ads. All but one are on the upstairs ceiling. If you have wooden flooring that has popped up in a room that has plumbing, it’s essential to check regularly for leaks and drips that could cause serious damage to your floor if left unchecked. Drywall nail pops: this article discusses the causes, cures, & steps to prevent nail pops - those unattractive mounds or sometimes open SORES IN FINISHED INTERIOR DRYWALL CEILINGS & WALLS. Popping or cracking sound in hardwood floors. ?” rob s: March 19, 2011 at 7:53 PM. while using other programs How do I get Internet Explorer from continually popping up whenever I turn my computer on. If so this must be nail down and obviously you can t do that on cement. Fixing Lifting Laminate. Also we tried putting a plywood floor between the concrete and wood floor, but that's also not working. Pets are the most frequent culprit in creating these types of stains, but water can be equally damaging. It started with one and has now gotten to be around 7-8. Is the tile in the middle of the floor? We had the entire wood floor taken up and properly reinstalled about 4 times now. We just had new floors installed in a 1 year old home, on the entire first floor, with a crawl space underneath. Thread starter gothamhunter; Start date Apr 6, 2013; Sidebar Sidebar. Place a deck screw next to the nail you drove into the deck and screw it in place. Are you sure it's the subfloor that's "popping"? Q. It's not likely, but maybe something is binding one up. This shrinkage happens when the lumber used during construction has a high moisture content. Next I would be sure all the planks are floating. kylenelson, Nov 8, 2012 #2. The wood is apparently wicking up any kind of moisture out of the new concrete floor . Which means it will have 40% more holding power. Now we have new,… Find out why you should make sure the underside of the tiles are clean and how to use tile adhesive to repair peeling floor tiles. Fixing nail pops is a common home repair. mbta89, Nov 8, 2012 #1. kylenelson You'll find me on the floor I Support TFP Senior Member. Even a piece of door molding that wasn't under cut for the floor to slip under would effect the floor system if the gap wasn't to specification. I usually recommend replacing floorboards that … Nail pops are bumps or crescent-shaped cracks in walls and ceilings. Creaking Floors – The 4 Main Reasons 1. Stains built up on a floor finish can usually be removed with a wood-floor cleaner (www.minwax.com), but stains in the actual finish must be sanded out. Floor problem keeps popping up Originally published August 16, 2008 at 12:00 am Home-maintenance tips on keeping floorboards from buckling, cleaning wallpaper and ousting birds from a chimney. Cause: This most often happens when a loosened wooden floor board moves up and down against a nail. Before you replace the tile you should first determine what factors caused the tile to release. Generally, popped up and buckled tiles are caused by seasonal/environmental expansion … How far apart did you staple the flooring? The higher quality the material, the less likely it is to buckle due to moisture. Causes of Screw and Nail Pops. -stretching the flaccid penis causing a popping sensation at the base of the penis on one side, just inside the groin area (most common). A nail that's driven at a 45 degree angle, like the typical nail in a T&G installation, has an embedment 1.4 times greater than the thickness of the subfloor. When you tap on adjacent tile do they sound hollow? What are these nail pops that keep popping up in my house? WE EXPLAIN WHY drywall nail pops occur, where they occur, and how they are repaired. Its laid over a new concrete floor. What is causing this problem and how should I get it fixed. Floor Pops Peel and Stick Floor Tiles. Viewed 14k times 3. Apr 20, 2010 4,466 6 81. Ask Question Asked 4 years, 11 months ago. A- A+ . Forums. If the pet and moisture issue has been resolved and the lifting continues, then you may need to call in a professional. Nail pops rarely affect your wall's structure, though in great enough numbers your wall might lose a section of drywall. Obviously they cannot be pulled back down as the wood contracts, so you are stuck with little nails popping out all over. Engineered flooring is the only way to go over cement. Do this will each nail on your deck and you will know all are in place. OT Discussion Club. So you've woken up to your floor of ceramic tiles popping up, cracking, buckling, tenting, and generally causing a mess? Social. I've only lived in this house for six months and there are these weird dimples that keep raising. Nail pops are largely due to wood or drywall movement and often appear within a year of construction. Do not nail moldings or transitions into the floating floor – Moldings and Transition pieces must be nailed or fastened into the wall or substrate, not into the flooring. My current floor consists of a 3/4" subfloor, then 3/4" plywood with tile, then 1/4" plywood with tile, then 1/4" plywood with sheet vinyl, or linoleum. Especially if you’re dealing with nail pops everywhere, you don’t want to brush over these problems. Ask ATOT: Transition strip popping up. 5 Responses to “Our Solid wood floor keeps popping up in different areas of the house. Tile lifting from the floor indicates a seriously compromised tile installation, and they can also be a red flag drawing attention to what's taking place beneath the surface. Tweet. At another location I can hear a popping sound. Nail pops are cosmetic imperfections that sometimes show up in drywall ceilings and interior walls that have been fastened with nails. Nailing or fastening through the floating floor creates a pinch point and will cause a buckling failure. Not long after they were installed, some of the boards popped up, like a tent, right in the middle of the room, several feet from the wall. !. Floor problem keeps popping up. I had my kitchen remodeled with the floor tiled first on a wooden subfloor and cabinets installed the following day. Make sure that it is close enough so that the head of the screw slightly covers the top of the nail. The floor is sound, flat and level and is above an unheated basement in central CT. It keeps popping on with sites such as these Locate the center of the popping wood panel that is directly above the found floor joist. Learn how to fix vinyl floor tiles that are lifting or peeling up from the corners. I was wondering if I need to rip up some of the old floor, or just add another layer. This prevents the nail from popping up again. July 2, 2008 4 min read. 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