Cleaning Pet Urine Stains and Odors from Laminate Flooring

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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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


March 2, 20110 found this helpful

I use Odoban on all porous surfaces. It has a nice after smell and the dogs don't get the scent from where they 'did their deed' before.

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March 2, 20111 found this helpful

I think, with laminate, the only thing you can do is replace that section. There is a "Pee Recipe" I posted (just search on Thrifty Fun), but it has to sit on the article and dry - that's going to warp the laminate. We have alot of laminate in our house and I wouldn't try it.

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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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September 17, 20161 found this helpful

Do not use probably if it continues to go on. I thought that this product was a miracle cure but boy was I wrong. After a while the good smell goes away and then you end up with a toxic smelling strong mixture of partially stale dog during with a smell that is sickening. I now wish that I had never used it at all. It worked for a while but the consequences afterward is completely the wrong answer if you have pets that are repeat offenders and you use it several times. I never smelled it when a was at home used to it but when I packed up some clothes that I hadn't worn for awhile that were laundered but not worn or recently washed. I couldn't get away from the smell of the chemicals that Odoban broke down into over time. Just having some of the c!other that were hung up in that room. A room that I never smelled when I was at home, left not only those clothes with that smell but the others along with my woven suitcase with a nasty chemical smell. A smell that was not as clean smelling as the chemical was when I first used it but stuck out nearly as strong as the chemical when you haven't deluted it. And anyone that has used this product before knows that it has a very strong odor full strength. I guess I could have made this much shorter by saying DO NOT USE this for a reoccurring problem but I felt that it needed to be explained. I much would rather my house smelling like vinegar than a cross between stale urine and the smell that this breaks down into.

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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


July 20, 20100 found this helpful

Have you tried vinegar and water?

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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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September 26, 2006

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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By darleneslee (Guest Post)
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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By Johnna B (Guest Post)
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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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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November 28, 2016

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

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May 5, 2013

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.


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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February 2, 2012

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.


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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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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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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December 30, 2013

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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June 14, 2013

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

By lamend22

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