Hardwood, bamboo or cork floors make noise

The complaint:
Sometimes we hear loud pops-almost as loud as a gun, even when no one is walking on the floor.

Some common causes of noisy floors includes, but is not limited to; installation inadequacies, poorly nailed or glued flooring, lack of expansion space, improper end joint stagger, floor joint spacing, sub-floor materials, or moisture conditions. Squeaks can also be related to the flooring’s tongue and groove configuration. Due to the many reasons a floor makes noise it is best to hire a professional Wood Flooring Inspector who is equipped to follow a logical inspection procedure and determine the cause.