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How to remove urine stains from linoleum flooring

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.

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

  2. Sweep the stained area to remove loose dirt and debris.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

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Things You'll Need

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

About the Author

Angela LaFollette holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising with a minor in political science from Marshall University. LaFollette found her passion for writing during an internship as a reporter for "The West Virginia Standard" in 2007. She has more than six years of writing experience and specializes in topics in garden and pets.

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