Floor Fitters – Fed up with Squeaky Floorboards?

Time after time the culprit is the fasteners; nails working loose over time, leading to expensive callbacks.

While it’s well known that screws provide a tighter grip power by pulling the boards together, fitting 6mm plywood to underlay has long presented a dilemma. Conventional 25mm timber screws risk damaging underfloor electrical cables or puncturing water pipes, with potentially dangerous and costly consequences, however the alternative use of 19mm nails causes the plywood subfloor to lift over time.

Now Simpson Strong-Tie has the answer, as Fasteners Sales Manager Natalie Dixon explains “Our groundbreaking new 19mm MTHZ19E underlayment screw for the Quik Drive collated screw system allows fast and secure underlayment to subfloor installations. This new shorter length alternative prevents the tip from protruding through the floor boards, making it a safer way to fix 6mm plywood to timber or steel subfloors up to 0.9mm thick.”

Less torque. Less time. More fastening.

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