Pet stains and prevention

Q: I’m planning on re-finishing my hardwood floors after discovering black, and I mean black, pet stains. I’d had some boards replaced before for the same reason, and thought I solved the problem with the dog, but not so. I didn’t have the floor resanded and refinished, then, just boards being replaced after being taken from another room. Continue reading Pet stains and prevention

Pet urine stains

Q: We just purchased a home with hardwood floors throughout; however they all have dark brown stains. We do not know if it is from water damage or from pets; my husband think they are urine stains from the previous owners pets. We would love to keep the hardwood floors and are hoping that the stains can either be removed or be covered. Continue reading Pet urine stains

Pet stains and hardwood flooring

Q: My husband and I are considering laying parquet flooring in our living room and removing the carpet b/c our dog cannot seem to stop staining the carpet. We feel hardwood would be better but after reading your website I see that pet stains are a problem with hardwood. Continue reading Pet stains and hardwood flooring

Getting black stains out or hiding them

Q: My husband and I recently purchased an older home and were hoping to refinish the floors after pulling up the carpet. It is oak flooring. Is there anything that I can use to get the black stains out? Continue reading Getting black stains out or hiding them

Black spots on wood floor even after sanding

Q: We recently bought a house built in the 1920’s. We removed the carpet to find that there are black spots on wood floor; stains all over the hardwood floors. We have sanded the floors and the stains are still there. Continue reading Black spots on wood floor even after sanding