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My friend spilled water without noticing on my parquetry floor and it had some time (12h) to stain the wood. I wonder, how can I improve the look, remove those dark staining at the edges of each bar. A picture says more than a thousand words:

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EDIT on January 2014: The condition of the parquetry floor improved drastically over time. Yet some marks are still visible. In our case we do not need to repair it.

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I cleaned up the spill roughly 12 hours after the spill. The photo was taken right afterwards (the cleaning) –  elcojon Jul 9 '13 at 12:53
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This could just be moisture from the initial cleaning. Since it's been awhile, did you ever get this problem solved? –  Hemm Dec 29 '13 at 1:35
    
I updated my question to include a photo after 6 month. –  elcojon Jan 25 at 14:59
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Unfortunately if it doesn't clear up, you'll have to refinish the floor. This means sanding, restaining and resealing. Worse than that, if your floor is cheap and can't be sanded, you'd have to replace it. So cross your fingers.

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If water is absorbing this readily into your floor and discoloring it this much, it's probably time to refinish it.

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