How to remove dog urine stains from oak flooring

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How to remove dog urine stains from oak flooring
Hydrogen peroxide can lighten a urine stain to match oak flooring. (brown bottle image by Jim Mills from

Oak floors are usually light in colour with a yellowish hue. When a dog has an accident on oak floors, the urine can show up as a dark stain. The best way to remove a stain from oak floors is to lighten it to match the wood. Bleach can lighten the stain too much, so a gentler method is necessary.

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Things you need

  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Cotton balls
  • Paper towels

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  1. 1

    Put a couple of paper towels over the stain if it is fresh to soak up any urine that you can.

  2. 2

    Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide, and squeeze out the excess liquid.

  3. 3

    Dab the stain with the cotton ball. Do not soak the stain with hydrogen peroxide. Too much will bleach the wood too much.

  4. 4

    Let the area dry completely, and then repeat the process three times.

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