Stained Oak flooring

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    Unfortunately my wife slightly over watered a weeping fig, in a pot, on a wicker table and the water drained down through the pot and onto our newly laid Oak flooring. There is now an almost black stain on the floor. Can anyone suggest a way to get it out? It won't wash and looks terrible!
     
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    We have had more than one black spot on our hardwood. The hardwood Guy told us if the black is right through the wood, then it can't be fixed, outside of removing and replacing floor boards. it cannot be sanded out, but if it's just a surface black spot, then it can. Can you get a look from your basement, or is it finished ceiling without access to see the floor boards above? We moved into a house that had 2 rather huge black hardwood spots, possibly from a window leak or roof leak, but surprisingly most of it came out by sanding. I do not know if there is a stain remover specifically for that, or if it would work, it may also interact with any stain you use for touch up, so be careful and ask a professional.
     
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    As dorwall mentioned, if the stain is visible from both above and below the flooring, it can no longer be fixed without replacing the floor board. In other cases you might try sanding the stain, although there's no guarantee it would work. You might have to contact a professional in this case - better safe than sorry.
     
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