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Cleaning Pet Urine Stains and Odors from Laminate Flooring

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Because of its composition, removing pet urine stains and odors from laminate flooring may seem daunting. This is a guide about cleaning pet urine stains and odors from laminate flooring.


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April 27, 2016

Today, I was on here looking how to get these stains off my new dark laminate flooring. My dog baby peed on my new flooring several times when I was away. No one knew how to remove the white stains from my floors. So while I was looking under my sink, I found Orange Glo. I decided to spray a little on the white spot and it worked. I went over it with a soft cloth and the floors look better than when I first got them and it gave them a nice shine. Wow, that was lucky. Just wanted to share this tip.

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November 28, 2016

I have laminate floors. How can I remove the strong smell of dog urine from my floors?

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December 5, 20160 found this helpful

I swear by Nature's Miracle urine remover. It breaks down urine crystals. You use it full strength and must cover all areas. It can take up to two weeks to break down the crystals. If there is still an odor, you missed a spot. Just reapply.

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March 28, 20170 found this helpful

It doesn't work for me. I have went through 4 gallons

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July 26, 2016

Just like the rest of us, my dogs go to the bathroom outside usually, but if I am gone for a long period of time, my little dog will go behind the couch and urinate. It has left the wood feeling rough. Now that I have the vinegar and baking soda solution to remedy my problem of the smell, will this damage the wooden surface of the rest of my floor which is laminate hard wood.

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February 27, 20170 found this helpful

I'm not sure that vinegar is the best thing for laminate floors. Also, if you use enzymatic pet cleaner, that will possibly make that space less attractive for your dog to urinate in

So saying, here is a guide on how to clean laminate:  -Laminate-Floors

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February 28, 20170 found this helpful

Never use vinegar on a laminate floor. Bona is a better choice.

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February 28, 2011

I have wood laminate floors through out my living room. When I had a rug down, one of my cats started peeing on the corner of it. When I realized, she had done it so much, that it seeped through the rug to the floor. I picked up the rug and cleaned the floor.

Now, my dog thinks she can pee there. I have used Nature's Miracle, vinegar, and just about every pet stain/odor thing I can get my hands on; however, she continues to use this same spot. It isn't as often as it used to be, but she still does it!

I am going crazy. It's ruining the laminate (it's warped now) and the urine has touched other pieces of furniture.

So, any advice? (sorry this was so long)

By Jessie from Baton Rouge, LA

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March 2, 20110 found this helpful

Our house has laminate and the previous owners cats peed everywhere. It was an awful smell. We ran air purifiers then cleaned every surface before moving in. We've had no more problems. You probably can't do that. I would cut out just a little bit more than the actual spot itself, and glue in more rather than replacing the whole section. Unless you have a piece from the original install you cannot match laminate, they change the colors constantly so you'll have to replace the whole floor. (Always good idea to buy extra) consider cutting a piece out of a closet or somewhere unnoticeable so the living room will match and put the unlatching piece in the closet!

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February 16, 20160 found this helpful

My dog started peeing in my bathroom because the cat did when were away. I cleaned it with a vinegar, baking soda water mix and began feeding him in there to break the habit. They usually won't pee where they eat. I have returned to crating him when I leave and taking him to pee spot upon my return. Hope it works!

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April 26, 20160 found this helpful

I came on this site earlier today to find out how to get white urine stains off my dark colored laminate flooring. I went under my sink and found orange Glo in a spray bottle so I tried it on a small spot on my floor. It worked great than i went over it with a cloth cleaner for laminate floors it looks better than it did when was first put in. and the floors shine. Just had to come back on here to share this with all of you. Try it .

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July 18, 2010

I have a laminate floor that is 3 yrs old. I got a new dog and he marks the floor when I leave home. I have wiped up the urine mess every time I come home, but it has left stains on the laminate that seem to be permanent. I have tried several cleaners that remove pet stains and they have done nothing. My floor looks terrible now. Is there anything I can use to remove these stain marks on my floor? Please help!

By Gary from AZ

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July 21, 20100 found this helpful

Can you contact the manufacturer of the flooring (or any laminate flooring) for ideas? Good Luck!

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October 7, 20100 found this helpful

I would suggest the vinegar too. It is suppose to get rid of urine smells, plus it kills germs.

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February 7, 20160 found this helpful

Vinegar in really warm water should remove it. Plus, crate your pet while you are away. They sleep most of the time you are gone!

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February 3, 2016

What household product can I use to remove cat urine and odor from a laminated floor? My cat had a stroke, per the vet, this is the 1st time it peed since Saturday.

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May 5, 20130 found this helpful

I have a problem with dog urine odor on our laminate floor. Our dog was left with our adult kids looking in on him. Possibly someone missed their turn. The dog flooded a room with urine, enough that they had to use a furniture blanket to soak up the urine. I believe the urine soaked under the baseboard and into the joints where the laminate fits together. What can I use to eliminate the odor? The floor does not appear damaged or buckled in any way. I have tried spray from the pet store, but cannot remove the smell.

By Linda S.

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March 25, 20151 found this helpful

Try Vodka. That is what I use. It is about 13.00. I put it in a spray bottle and let it set for about 5 minutes and then mop. Works for me and removes the odor.

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January 11, 20160 found this helpful

I have forgotten all

About using Vodka as the "miracle" cleaner. I have been using the vinegar dawn dish liquid (only the blue dawn works) and essential oils (usually the peppermint). Although the smell is gone to my nose which is highly sensitive to any smell the smell is still there to the dogs which continue to go in the same areas. I will defiantly give this a try ! I seen it can be used for glass, mirrors Windows well just about every thing that needs cleaning ! If it doesn't work well I guess we can use the vodka for what it was intended for lol. Thanks for that reminder !

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December 30, 20130 found this helpful

Our new puppy has had several accidents on our wood laminate flooring. We wipe it up as soon as we find it, but it seems to be removing the finish off of the floor. Is there any way to fix this? Thanks for any suggestions you can offer.

By Marty

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May 18, 20170 found this helpful

I have found that blue Dawn dish washing liquid in a bucket of very hot water gets the urine smell out. Not only will you have shiny floors but everything will smell good. This really takes the smell away.

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February 2, 20120 found this helpful

Embarrassing question, but here goes. I have two Shih tzus who are older and have starting peeing on my laminate floor. Is there any way to get the smell out? They have ruined my floor, of course, but I can't replace it right now. I have used Clorox when mopping, vinegar, plain water, and Pinesol. Nothing helps long-term. I even emailed Pergo asking for help and of course got no response.

By Elaine B.

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February 3, 20120 found this helpful

Try 1 cup of regular hydrogen peroxide mixed with 1 tablespoon ammonia. I got this recipe from another person on this site and it works well. Spray it onto the affected areas, let sit a while, then blot up with paper towels.

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June 22, 20160 found this helpful

The person who installed our laminate said don't let liquids set on the floors.He has been installing for about 13 years and said laminate is pressed cardboard.

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July 17, 2015

I have a new puppy that has had a few accidents on my wood laminate flooring. I try to catch it, but there were a few times that it has happened while at work. It hasn't ruined the floor, but the smell is starting to get bad. I clean my floor everyday about 2x to 3x a day. I've tried the pet store products, but nothing has worked. Any advice on getting rid of the smell?

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September 26, 20060 found this helpful

I am looking for advice about removing cat urine odor from laminate flooring.

Kay from Atlanta, GA

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September 30, 20060 found this helpful

I have a laminated floor and the "claim" of these floors are that they are so totally non-porus...I don't understand how the cat urine could penetrate that much to smell.

That is why the laminate floors are so hard to have to wipe up every bit of water or dampness, because they are so non-porus it just lays on the did the cat urine get into the floor?!?

Are you sure it is a laminate flooring?

Go to a Convalescent Aids Store or health care place where the sell the deord. products for the home potties. Try that on the floor.

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July 17, 20070 found this helpful

Help, I have an older cat that thinks my laminate floor is her litter box. I think the odor may even be coming where it has seeped into the seams of the floor. Is there any product I can use or do I have to replace the floor and subfloor.

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August 12, 20070 found this helpful

I just read a posting on removing urine smell from concrete and/or wood flooring, and they suggested white vinegar. I too have a laminate floor, and I am giving it a whirl. Hope it works.

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June 14, 20130 found this helpful

How do you clean dog urine off a brand new laminate floor?

By lamend22

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