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Old 08-22-2016, 12:08 AM   #31
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Maybe it's something like this:

Mystery Faces of Belmez - The Paranormal Guide



I'm wondering if it's something that reacts to the kitchen light. Is your light fixture fluorescent? Maybe when you come into these areas, it's something on the floor that normally can't be seen, but then when you turn the lights on, it shows up.

Is it possible that when you walk over your floor, that as you compress the tile and flooring, something is seeping out?

Are you sure it isn't something that is dripping from the ceiling, because it might be a minute sized dot of moisture that you can't see, but then when it hits the floor, it might react with the flooring and turn a color you can see.
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Old 08-22-2016, 12:13 AM   #32
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Andy, does it always appear in the same spots? Could it be a mold of some sort?



I had a spot in my old basement that kept coming back time after time. It also cleaned up easily. Turned out to be mold where there was a recurring source of moisture under the floor.

The isn't happening in a basement, Steve. It's a bright high traffic area that's heated/air conditioned. It also does not appear in patterns like mold.
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Old 08-22-2016, 12:16 AM   #33
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What about the fan over your stove? Could that be blowing anything out?
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Old 08-22-2016, 02:11 AM   #34
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Dang, you caught me...
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:13 AM   #35
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Andy, as a log time experienced general contractor, I decided to ask Spike regarding your problem and showed him your picture. He said the following:

Eventually, all adhesives break down. If applied too thin, the tiles start popping loose. So it is necessary to apply enough to hold the tiles in place. Then after so many years, it will start to break down anyway. Take note if these black marks appear in the same places all the time. If so, then more than likely those tiles are loose. And the adhesive needs to be replaced.
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I believe he really does have an invisible visitor.

Andy, didn't you say your floors - both the wood and the kitchen - ere relatively new?

I can't see where any of us have come close to an answer. Maybe call Mike Holmes!
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:09 AM   #37
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Andy, as a log time experienced general contractor, I decided to ask Spike regarding your problem and showed him your picture. He said the following:

Eventually, all adhesives break down. If applied too thin, the tiles start popping loose. So it is necessary to apply enough to hold the tiles in place. Then after so many years, it will start to break down anyway. Take note if these black marks appear in the same places all the time. If so, then more than likely those tiles are loose. And the adhesive needs to be replaced.
Addie, the tile floors are 8 years old and solid as the day they were done.
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:47 AM   #38
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If the soles of your running shoes are black, they are rubber and not non-marking. My tile floors need regular cleaning because my Saucony running shoes aren't non-marking. They don't leave black marks tho.
Not only running shoes. Any shoes including even home slippers.
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:58 PM   #39
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I liked Addie's idea.

Um... poltergeists? ;)
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Old 08-23-2016, 02:31 AM   #40
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The National Inquirer asks, can we see some pictures? This might go viral.
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