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Strange black "tire marks" on new white oak hardwood floors. HELP!

4 years ago
last modified: 4 years ago

Hi! We decided on "euro" character white oak hardwood floors in our entire house. These are unfinished, installed on site. We just got a few (5) sample planks and didn't see any of these marks on the wood boards before we placed the order.

Now that they are installed there are random BLACK spots, some look like tire marks, randomly on some of the wood plants. They just finished laying them and have not been sanded, but we were just planning on a clear stain so we don't want BLACK spots to show!

Our contractor said the spots "should lighten up when sanded." But I want them gone! He is getting the flooring guys back in a few days but just wanted to see if anyone else had this problem before and how it was resolved. Thanks!

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