How Do I Remove the Urine Smell From a Wood Floor?

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Things You'll Need

  • Large bowl

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup hydrogen peroxide

  • 2 tsp. baking soda

  • 2 small drops dish detergent

  • Rags


If you don't have baking soda, you can use vinegar. Vinegar gets rid of strong odors as well.


Never use bleach on your wood floors. It may remove the odor, but it can destroy the color and finish of your floors.

You can remove urine odor from wood floors.
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Both puppies and toddlers can have accidents on your wooden floor. Even some cats urinate on floors and furniture to mark their territory. Unfortunately, even if you clean up the urine quickly, you can be left with an unpleasant odor. However, It is possible to remove the urine smell from your wood floor if you use the right products.


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Step 1

Pour 1 cup of water and 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide in a large bowl. According to the website MadeMan, the hydrogen peroxide will break up the enzymes in the urine. Add 2 tsp. of baking soda and 2 small drops of dish detergent, and stir until combined. The baking soda is a strong odor eliminator, and is capable of getting rid of urine smells.


Step 2

Test a small area of your wood floor to make sure your homemade urine odor remover will not affect the color of the floor. This recipe should not change the color, but it is better to check before you clean a large area.

Step 3

Soak a rag in the solution, and use it to wipe the entire area of the wooden floor where there was urine.

Step 4

Wait two or three minutes, and then dry the area with a clean towel. Do not leave the solution any longer than that on a wooden floor, because the floorboards can begin to warp.