Vinyl Flooring; Wood Floor Installation; Heating & Cooling. Air Conditioner Repair; Furnace Repair; Painting. How to Stiffen a Floor with Bridging. If the china cabinet in the next room rattles as you walk across the floor, try stiffening that floor fast with inexpensive metal braces called “bridging.” Bridging allows each joist to
Stiffening upper floors typically requires removing some or all of the finished ceiling below. Remembering his boyhood kitchen, Tom makes sure that any new floor he builds is rock-solid. Photo by Richard Howard
Bouncy floors are one of the most vexing problems faced in houses, both new and old. Contributing editor Mike Guertin teams up with structural engineer David Grandpré to detail six common, and not-so-common, ways to stiffen up the joists and keep the china cabinet from wobbling.
We'll show you three ways to stiffen up your bouncy floor—by adding bridging, installing plywood along the joists and adding a wall or beam under Floor Repair Fixing Bouncy Floors. Fix bouncy floors by adding bridging, adding a layer of plywood or adding a wall or beam.
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This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares tips and techniques for installing a floating floor. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)
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