Rug left area of Bamboo darker

Q: I have Bamboo flooring in my dining room and my grand room. We had an area rug in front of the sitting area and have now taken it up. It left that area of the Bamboo darker.

Is there any way we can get it to match the rest of the Bamboo?

A: The only way I know is to leave it exposed until it catches up to the rest of the floor. Some floors and wood will change more rapidly than others. Jatoba can show marked colour change in a week or two. It really is just a matter of patience and time.

It is not likely this bamboo has been installed for very long so you shouldn’t have that long to wait.