Hello everyone! I'm hoping someone can help out a newbie. We recently purchased a small 100-year-old project house and one of the first things we did was pull up the old, smelly carpet that covered the living and dining rooms. We originally intended to put down new floors, but were thrilled to find beautiful hardwood floors in good shape under there. No physical problems, good and solid, but some spots where we assume moisture soaked through and discolored the beautiful dark finish or had taken the finish off completely right down to bare wood. So after pulling all the tack strips and staples, I thought I'd use a damp sponge to get up all the dust, etc., just for a better look, really. Apparently there's something I don't know about the finish on these floors because just a damp sponge took the color right off the floor! The whole sponge was now stained a dark walnut color and the spot on the floor where I had started "cleaning" was now much lighter, as if I had just wiped the stain off. :confused: So, I guess my question is...does anyone know why the color came off so easily? And, if someone has seen this before, am I going to be able to just "wash" the color off this floor and then re-stain it? Am I overly optimistic here? Thanks in Advance!