Mystery #14: Where Did These Big Wood Floor Spots Come From? Part 1

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"Seeing-is-believing is a blind spot in man's vision.” — R. Buckminster Fuller

Or, as Al Gore once remarked:

“A zebra does not change its spots.”

Three things we learn here:

  1. Things are not always as they seem.
  2. Everyone makes mistakes.
  3. Weird wood floor spots are back again, baby!

One more famous quote, because these spots make me feel like Michael Corleone in the Godfather:

“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!”

It seems like I’ve been writing wood flooring black spot blogs since before the Dead Sea was even sick, but the texts, emails and letters just keep on comin’! Since the owners of this wood floor had no answers, why not gather our floor pros and get to the bottom of another pesky little wood flooring mystery?

Wood floor pros around the world who read Wood Floor Business online or in print are likely familiar with the plethora of questions and pics I receive from folks asking if their wood flooring has black mold (you can peruse the list of article where we’ve dealt with previous weird mysteries here). This time, I’ll keep it short and leave it to our readers. Here is all you need to solve this one … these two photos are all you get. (And you might recall that at the end of our last mystery, when I alluded to this next mystery, I did tell you, "I’ll cut you all some slack and tell you up front there is NO metal shelving, scraper filings, or metal of any type involved this time.")

The floor is under foot. Young Watsons, begin!

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[Editor's note: See all of Stephen Diggins' floor mysteries, including plenty of mysterious wood floor spots, here.]

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