water damaged wood floors


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Old 12-09-07, 02:00 PM
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water damaged wood floors

I had some potted plants on my hardwood floor. Unknowingly (even though I checked for over watering) water leaked over the tray the plants sat in and onto the floor. Because it went unnoticed, when I moved the pots I found the wood under the pots discolored (darker) and the surfaces warped. Can I sand and refinish with a similar stain? Any other suggestions?
 
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Old 12-10-07, 03:17 PM
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I feel your pain after having a saltwater tank leak a bit on my beautiful hardwoods.... Unfortunately, refinishing hardwood floor in tiny sections is close to impossible, IMHO, for a DIYer. The biggest issue is matching the original stain for the refinish. Not to mention that a typical DIYer belt sander with 36grit paper will hardly put a dent in the defect. Someone may have a better idea - but I ended up hiding my problems, rather than fixing them, until I could justify having the entire floor refinished.
 
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Old 12-10-07, 05:56 PM
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I'd hire this out, you need to address the warp as well as the finish.
 
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Old 12-11-07, 08:10 AM
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thanks guys. I'll probably hide the spots for now
 
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Sanding out mineral stains and possibly mold, is near impossible. Board replacement is suggested.
 
 

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