Cat Urine saturated wood floors. Need suggestions - This Old House
However this was at a cooler time of year. When summer came along a slight cat urine smell would come up from the wooden floors. I was never able to get rid of it completely and each summer I would get this problem, albeit it was less pronounced each year.
I had dark cat urine stains on the hard wood floor, on a daily basis I sprayed the area with Hydrogen Peroxide 3% solution and within three weeks the stains were almost completely gone. This information I found in a You tube video.
If you have both a cat and wood floors, you might eventually need to know how to remove from the floorboards. The floor may seem clean, but urine can seep between the boards or beneath cracks in the sealant if their are any. This will allow odors to reappear later due to moisture or other causes. Additionally, cats will often pee in the same spot repeatedly if their scent is still left behind, making the problem worse in the future. Fresh messes will be easier to clean up completely than set-in , and whether or not the urine has been able to seep in under the sealant will determine how hard the odors are to remove. However, the steps feature below will give you a general guide for solving this pungent problem.Overall, hardwood floors are fairly durable and easy to maintain, but cat urine is a still a formidable opponent for any surface. Whether yours are the popular oak or maple floors or you have a pricier wood like teak or black walnut, you’ll need to use some care to get the stubborn cat pee smell and stain out without damaging the floor. I had this problem last year after I moved to the East Coast. My cat didn't handle the move well and messed everywhere except his litter box. I tried everything on my wood floors and area rugs that was recommended by a large number of wonderful members of Thriftyfun. Nothing worked completely until I read the hint about Listerine. I believe it was to fill a spray bottle half with Listerine and half with water. I sprayed it wherever he had 'visited' and it worked like a charm without harming my wood floors. After that, I confined him to the bathroom for a few weeks and when he was finally 'paroled', he was cured. Good luck to you. I would caution about using bleach near urine, though. Urine contains ammonia and the combination with bleach can be very dangerous.About 2 months ago we paid a lot to have our hardwood floors refinished. Now I have a black stain on the floor from cat urine. Is there any way of getting the cat urine black stain off the wood floor without ruining the finish? Thank you for any help.My Dad was working with the Housing Authority in California. He found something that works and that you can buy. I have several cats and as they age they have had accidents on the carpet, which soaks to the hardwood floors. I live in a little town in Oklahoma and I went to a small Janitorial supply store here and they actually had what I was looking for Enzyme D. It wasn't expensive, $5.00 a bottle and they gave me a free sprayer head. I spayed it in some areas and others I had to soak the floors with it. It worked no cat urine smell.Keep in mind that liquid that was absorbed into your hardwood floors can also be soaked up into the nearby wall. That means if your cat has been favoring a corner or spot by a wall for a long time, the wall could be permeated with urine you can’t even see.