Dog Urine on Hardwood Floor

I just pulled out the carpeting and padding from our rental house bedrooms and living room and I have tons of large urine spots on the hardwood floor. I'm sick about it. Please help. i don't have any idea where to start.


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By Mary Ann F.

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June 20, 20140 found this helpful

I'm in the same situation. What I have found is helping, but is a slow process, is to put hydrogen peroxide on the dark spots, then after 30 minutes blot it up (it will be yellow). Do it over and over, and slowly they will lighten up.

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November 11, 20141 found this helpful

You mentioned hydrogen peroxide to remove pet stains from wood floors. This does work, but a couple notes; unless you said otherwise you are probably using household 3% solution. You can purchase near 100% peroxide at Home Depot or some such. But be careful, at that strength it will burn you, and you are looking at bleaching the wood. Which means the finish, or any color stain are all dissolved, along with the stain hopefully. The wood will need to be refinished. This is not to detour but FYI.


When I bought my home one floor was heavily stained. I finish floors for a living, so I bleached the whole area, stained it a darker color and refinished the floor. At that point it was unnoticeable. Since, I have re-sanded the area and gone to a natural finish. The few remaining blotches are difficult to distinguish from the natural variation in wood color and grain.

This was the result starting from deep old heavy pet stains. Lesser stains may be easier to deal with, needing only local light sanding and a little touch up refinish. It stained because, whatever, got through the finish and into the wood grain.

Also, when we tear out a carpet to install wood, oft times pet odor has gotten into the sub-floor (the ply wood or particle board underneath the carpet). I can still smell it after the wood has been lain over the top, the polyurethane may seal the odor in, but you may consider painting KILNS or some other stain cover to seal the sub-floor before wood instillation.


One beauty of wood is that it is durable, with care can last years and years, is low maintenance, and for the most part can always be fixed.
Enjoy cBr

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August 5, 20160 found this helpful

What type of finish is good on old style wood floors after I removed carpet and fixing urine stains??

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February 29, 20160 found this helpful

use hydrogen peroxide spray the area let dry then spray again it removes the dark areas on your hardwood floors

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