Marjorie M. Gipson
Marjorie M. Gipson
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  • Little Rock, AR
Asked on Apr 13, 2019

How to restore the beauty of my laminate flooring?

Marjorie M. GipsonOlivaMik Grig
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I used all kinds of cleanser and floor wax on my floor but the dog stain wouldn’t badge. Unfortunately carpet is not the best solution. We are in the middle of big projects in the house so new flooring would be last in the list. Any suggestions?

6 answers
  • Mona Blake
    on Apr 14, 2019

    Lemon

  • Joy30150932
    on Apr 14, 2019

    Try a mix of vinegar and water and maybe a dash of dish liquid to see if you can budge the stain. Vinegar neutralizes the acid in urine.

  • Debker
    on Apr 14, 2019

    Hi Marjorie, this may help you


    Steps to Get the Old Stains Out

    1. Wipe the area with a damp cloth to remove debris and surface stains. Dry.

    2. Sprinkle with baking soda and use a soft-bristled brush or toothbrush to clean any hardened mess in the space between planks. Do not scrub the area — you don’t want to rub off the protective coating. Let that sit for a few minutes to soak up any possible moisture.

    3. Spray lightly with white vinegar and watch it foam. The same acid-base reaction that makes baking soda and vinegar great at cleaning drains also helps dissolve pet stains and lift them from the subfloor. Meanwhile, the vinegar neutralizes the scent that draws pets back to the spot.

    4. Wipe dry and spray with vinegar again to activate any remaining baking soda, then remove the vinegar with a clean cloth lightly dampened with water.

    5. Blow-dry the area on low heat to ensure the subfloor is dry. This will also let you know if there’s any urine remaining behind — you’ll smell it if you didn’t get all the pee out. In that case, wait a day to let the subfloor completely dry, then repeat steps 1-4. Note: Saturating the subfloor will cause your laminate to warp!

    6. Refinish the area if needed. Urine is surprisingly acidic and can greatly damage your laminate’s protective coating over time. Fortunately, most manufacturers sell an easily-applied refinishing kit.


  • Mik Grig
    on Apr 15, 2019

    go to the dollar store an but AWSOME CLEANER pour it full consintrantion on the floor let sit 30 min. us a hard brissel brush an scrub the area … wipe w/ a clean hot cloth...repeat if needed

  • Oliva
    on Apr 18, 2019

    As Naomie has stated many times, laminate flooring is a poor choice in homes with animals. Stains/odors are rarely completely eradicated despite numerous attempts.

  • Marjorie M. Gipson
    on Apr 19, 2019

    THANKS GUYS YOU'RE ALL AWESOME. I WILL TRY Y'ALL SUGGESTIONS AND WILL LET YOU KNOW IF ONE OF THEM WORKED! HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE. GOD BLESS Y'ALL

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