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Scrub the floor.
Using an enzymatic urine cleaner, scrub the parts of the floor that the urine came into contact with. If you don’t have an enzymatic cleaner, baking soda and vinegar can both make cleaning solutions.
To use baking soda, you have two options for use. One is to sprinkle the baking soda directly on the floor and sweep or vacuum it up after 1–2 hours. The other option is to mix baking soda with warm water and create a paste that you can scrub the floor with. If you go the route of making a paste, allow it to sit for an hour or more and then use a wet towel to clean up the excess.
White or apple cider vinegar can be mixed with water in a 1:1 ratio and sprayed on the areas of the floor that the urine contacted. Use a scrub brush or towel to clean the area thoroughly. Allowing the vinegar solution to dry on the laminate flooring will help reduce odors.
Unless you are a quick draw on the mop; dog urine will damage laminate flooring, real wood flooring, engineered wood and tile grout.
If you have these types of floors you need to clean the spill/accident immediately to prevent damage to your flooring.
Unfortunately with a lot of flooring the pee will be absorbed into the floor itself or underneath and this is what can make the issue very difficult and expensive.
The solution: Floors For Paws Floors For Paws is 100% waterproof and hypo-allergenic. It will not absorb pee or allow it to seep through. You can rest assure that however long it is left on our flooring it will not stain or mark.
Tile Grout: If dog pee is absorbed into the grout lines you will need to apply a bleach solution to bring the grout back to white. If you are a dog owner it is advisable to use a dark coloured grouting, however the smell will impregnate all unsealed grout lines so cleaning can become a chore.
Choose a Washable Pad to Protect Your Floors from Dog Pee
Rather than filling up a dump with more non-biodegradable plastics, opt for washable, reusable pee pads. Not only do they wash up quickly with some borax, but they look much nicer on the floor. If your dog lives a good long life, they may need them again when they get old, so store them somewhere out of the way after your puppy learns to pee outdoors.
I prefer the KOOLTAIL Reusable Non-Slip Plaid Puppy Potty Training Pads from Amazon. The washable plaid pads look much more attractive than plastic pads, and I appreciate the non-slip treatment because it keeps the pad in place. You can pick some up by clicking right here.
You’ll save money in the long run by using the washable pads. I have two sets to get through more than a week at a time, in case I get too busy for laundry. Pre-treat them with a pet stain cleaner, or some baking soda, and tie them up in a plastic bag until you can wash them. Your nose will thank you, and they’ll look nice a lot longer.
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