Water damage on a wood floor--hurry, it's still damp!
September 3, 2006 6:23 PM Subscribe
I just discovered a bottle of water has leaked onto my hardwood floor. What can I do to minimize the damage while the floor is still damp?
posted by werty to Home & Garden (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Some details: the water was about 8 oz. of San Pellegrino from an apparently busted screw cap. It dripped over the last 30 hours or so. The floor is a small parquet hardwood. I have cleaned up the surface water but some of it has seeped into the cracks and is darkening the wood.
Short term, what do I do to pull as much water as possible away from the wood as it dries? Long term, what can I do to minimize any discoloration?