Q: We took carpeting up from our bedroom which has hardwood floors underneath. When cleaning the carpet from pet urine there are severe dark watermarks. Is there a way to lighten the marks before sanding and refinishing?
A: The water marks are likely urine also. Your best bet is to replace the affected boards prior to sanding and finishing.
(Fyi – Lots of experiments to read up on re: urine stains in our Q&A!)
Pet urine stains
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…
Staining to hide dark pet urine stains
I am refinishing my 45 year old oak floors. When I removed the carpet there were 3 dark stains. I figure it is pet urine. Sanding is finished, but the stains are still visible. If I apply a darker (perhaps cherry oak) stain, will it hide the urine stains or…
Re-dampening urine stains
I have old urine stains on my hardwood floors. There is no odour or buckling, just dark marks. When the moisture is high these areas become damp. How do I stop this?
We have recently removed carpet from a house that I have lived in for 2 years. The carpet had been down for 10+ years and it was used by the previous owner''''s dog as a bathroom. Under the carpet is hardwood, but is has urine stains. The carpet pad was…
Is there a product that will remove pet urine stains?
Is there a product that will remove pet urine stains (black discolouration), which were found beneath carpet underlay? The floors are 51 year old oak hardwood, and large areas of the dining and living room are affected.
Pet urine has bleached out a couple of spots
Q: Pet urine has bleached out a couple of spots on our red oak floor. Is there anything I can do to restain and match the floor to minimize the white spots from the pet urine bleach effect? A: You could try just sanding down and refinishing the affected boards,…