Fixing water stain on bamboo floor

Q: I have an engineered vertical carbonized bamboo click floor (made with plywood, not paper). A few weeks ago a small amount of water oozed out of my dishwasher and sat on the flooring. The bamboo sucked the water in a few inches at the crack between the planks, and though it seems to have dried out it left small a darkened, grayish area near the ends of the planks. Is there any way to get rid of that darkening? How do you fix a water stain on bamboo floor?

Thanks very much!

A: That seems unusual because products from China are finished on all four sides. Given the slight amount of water this is strange in any case. You will probably have to sand the spot clean to bare bamboo and refinish the entire board.

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