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Our hallway floorboards are not in the best of shape. On the lower floors, there are a couple of patches where you can feel the floorboards flex a little when you walk on them, adding a little bounce to your step. On the top floor, they are more stable, but the whole hallway creaks a lot, which is not insignificant because it’s the floor where the kids’ bedrooms are and, as any parent will tell you, once your child is asleep, you want him/her to stay that way. So we’re wondering what people would recommend for both situations? How big (or small) an ordeal is this potentially?

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After months of receiving frustrated emails, we are happy to announce that the Forum archives have been repaired. In the end, all it took was one Brownstoner reader (who happens to be a techie at Google) to change one setting in our template. Now you can go back and browse by category or date or just use the Google search function. Have fun.