How to Remove Urine Stains on Laminate Flooring

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How to Remove Urine Stains on Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring has the beauty of wood flooring and is easy to clean like tile. (Floor image by Einar Bog from Fotolia.com)

Laminate flooring is a good option if you have pets or very young children because it's sturdy, attractive and holds up well against stains. If someone has made a urine stain on your laminate flooring, it's always best to remove the urine right away. Sometimes, this isn't possible, but you can still remove a urine stain from your laminate flooring. Products and cleaning methods that are safe for laminate floors are your best bet for a thorough urine stain removal.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Paper towels
  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Bowl
  • Sponge
  • Clean cloth
  • Pet odour neutraliser
  • Broom
  • Dustpan

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Soak up as much of the urine stain on your laminate floor as possible using paper towels. Toss out soiled towels and replace with fresh towels. Continue this process until there's no liquid left on the floor.

  2. 2

    Mix equal parts white vinegar and baking soda in a bowl. Dab the foaming mixture onto your laminate floor with a sponge. Allow the mixture to sit on the laminate floor for 15 minutes to clean and deodorise the site of the urine stain on your laminate floor.

    How to Remove Urine Stains on Laminate Flooring
    Sponges clean gently but effectively. (sponge image by Leonid Nyshko from Fotolia.com)
  3. 3

    Rinse the sponge with cool water and use it to wipe up the baking soda and vinegar from the laminate floor. Dry your floor with a clean cloth.

  4. 4

    Pour pet odour neutraliser on the site of the urine stain on your laminate flooring, even if the stain was created by human urine. The enzymes in the neutraliser will absorb odour-causing bacteria. Allow the pet odour neutraliser to sit on your laminate floor for one hour.

  5. 5

    Sweep up the pet odour neutraliser with a broom and dustpan. Wipe the surface of your laminate floor with a damp sponge, then dry with a clean cloth.

Tips and warnings

  • Soak up a fresh urine spill with any absorbent material such as talcum powder or cornstarch. This will keep it from spreading while you gather your cleaning supplies.
  • Avoid the use of soap-based or abrasive cleansers on laminate flooring as you can scratch and damage the surface.

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