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Old 05-09-2014, 03:15 AM   #1
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Damp area on floorboards

Hello all,

I have recently pulled up some carpet and found a damp area on the floorboards in the passageway as can be seen in the pictures. I am not too sure what is causing it, but it is damp to touch.
The ceiling above is completely dry. I have cut a piece of the board and the underside of the timer is dry as well, with no water or dampness visible on the soil beneath. It looks as though the dampness is only in the top half of the timber as below the groove, it looks dry.
It is only in the one spot in the house, as all other rooms are fine. It has been there the last few months and doesn't seem to be drying.

Thank you in advance for any ideas on what it could be.
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Any access under it to take a look?
Pressed to on a piece of toilet paper in that spot to see if it gets wet or it's just smooth where someone tested a spot or poly?
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Thanks for the responses,
I'm guessing its an oil stain of some sort, as the toilet paper didn't get damp and I've also had a further look below with a mirror and everything looks dry
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