The Ultimate Guide to Replacing a Subfloor

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 6, 2024 8:15:00 AM

The subfloor is an essential component of any flooring system. It provides a level and stable base for the finished floor materials, such as hardwood, tile, or carpet. Without a properly installed subfloor, your flooring can develop various problems, including sagging, squeaking, and unevenness. Making callbacks and repairs inevitable.

The subfloor also helps to distribute the weight of the occupants and furniture evenly across the floor joists. This prevents excessive stress on the joists and ensures the floor's structural integrity. Additionally, a solid subfloor acts as a barrier against moisture, preventing water damage and mold growth.

To avoid costly and timely callbacks and repairs, consider Beck’s SCRAIL® SubLoc® Pro. This system enables quick and uncomplicated installation of sub-floors and, thanks to the special thread of the SCRAIL® nail screw fasteners, guarantees resilient sub-floors without creaking and squeaking even after years.

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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, Subloc Pro, floors, subfloors, Tools, wood, scrail, power tools, nail screws, home building, flooring, pneumatic system, remodel, nail system, nails

What’s the Difference Between Underlayment and Subfloors?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 15, 2022 7:30:00 AM

This is a question that sometimes results in a little confusion. Is there a difference between underlayments and subfloors? Yes—there is. Do you always need to use both? Often—but sometimes, you can get away with just the subfloor. But there’s more to it than that. Below, we’ll dive into the types of flooring available, which underlayments to use with them, and more. We’ll also talk about the SCRAIL® SUBLOC® PRO System, which is ideal for installing subfloors.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, floors, subfloors, fasteners, coil nailer, wood, scrail

The Trouble with Flooring Jobs

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 14, 2021 7:45:00 AM

Installing flooring in a home or commercial property can be a complicated process that requires the utmost attention from your builders. Many modern floor materials are designed with longevity in mind, but they can still fail due to human error. To help you with your next project, let’s review some of the most common problems that lead to floor failure.

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Topics: floors, pneumatic tools

Creaks and Squeaks: How to Silence Your Floors

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 13, 2021 8:15:00 AM

Wooden floors can increase the charm and beauty of any house. However, that charm is quickly ruined when the floors start to squeak and creak. Time and wear can do a number on wooden floors, and squeaking is the floor’s way of letting you know. While many people think creaky wooden floors are inevitable after many years, squeaky floors and subfloors can be fixed with the right team and equipment.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, Scrail Fasteners, floors, subfloors

Bathroom Flooring – Why Performance Matters Most

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 11, 2020 7:15:00 AM

Bathroom flooring is a unique creature. Unlike the rest of the floors in a home, ones in the bathroom get exposed to not only moisture, but also humidity. Also, people using the floor are more likely to be barefoot, adding another layer of special consideration needed. While you want your floors to look good with your decor, you also want them to stay functional. When choosing bathroom flooring, it’s important to consider these features to ensure best performance. 

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Topics: floors, subfloors

How to Deal with Squeaky Subfloors Once and for All

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Every time you walk down the hall, you’ll hear it. On the worst days, when you’re really in tune to it, you’ll stand right on top of it bouncing up and down wondering just what to do.  At night, when the house is asleep, you find ways to walk around it. But every day, you hear the tell-tale squeak of your subfloor; reminding you that there is a problem and you need to fix it. But how?

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Topics: Subloc Pro, floors, subfloors, fasteners

The Biggest Problem with Subfloors and How You Can Fix It

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 4, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Let’s admit it. There’s nothing sexy about subfloors. No one looks at a house and says, “That house is great, and did you see those beautiful subfloors?” If they’re installed properly, no one will give them any thought. But if they aren’t, those invisible boards become a major topic of concern. Every time you step on an improperly installed one, that telltale squeak will make you cringe. Shoddy installation is the source of most problems.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, Scrail Fasteners, floors, subfloors

5 Reasons to be Thankful for Quiet Floors

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 26, 2015 10:26:00 AM

Silence is music to the ears when it comes to having quiet floors free from squeaks and creaks. Noisy floors can pop up anywhere in a home. These are usually a result of loose subflooring and nails that have popped out of place as we’ve discussed previously. And just because bathrooms may be smaller, doesn’t mean they get a free pass, they too can have those annoying creaks.

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, floors, subfloors


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