How to remove urine stains from linoleum flooring

Written by angela lafollette | 13/05/2017
How to remove urine stains from linoleum flooring
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Urine stains may seem impossible to clean on linoleum floors. If you do not clean the urine immediately, it will change the colour of the linoleum floor and leave behind a yellow stain. The stains appear unpleasant and leave behind a strong odour. When you notice the urine stain, you need to clean it immediately to prevent ruining your linoleum floors.

Soak up any wet urine with a sponge or old cloth.

Sweep the stained area to remove loose dirt and debris.

Fill a 1-gallon bucket with dish washing soap and warm water. Add 1 cup of vinegar to the soap water, and then scrub the urine stain with a bristle brush or cloth. If the stain remains, you will need to try an alternative cleaning method.

Combine equal parts of baking soda and water to create a paste. Cover the urine stain with the paste, and allow it to set for 15 minutes. Scrub the area with a sponge to remove the stain. If traces of the urine stain still exist, then try the next step.

Soak a cloth in rubbing alcohol. Scrub the stained area with the cloth. Rinse the cloth and continue to apply rubbing alcohol until the stain disappears.

Clean the previously stained area with a mop and dry with a soft washcloth.

Things you need

  • Broom
  • Sponge
  • Washcloths
  • 1-gallon bucket
  • Dish washing soap
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • Bristle brush
  • Baking soda
  • Rubbing alcohol

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