How do I clean pet urine stains from kitchen floor tiles?

by Rhadi
  7 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jan 13, 2020

    Nature's Miracle has a line of cleaners for pet stains. Match the formula to the type of stain.

    In general, I clean my tile floors with the following:

    1 cup baking soda

    1 cup white cleaning vinegar

    1 Tbsp blue Dawn

    2 gallons hot water (I boil about 1/3 of mine)

    For stubborn stains, I will use Lysol Lime & Rust Remover Toilet Bowl cleaner, comes in a black squirt bottle. I don't have pets but my step son's family lived in our farmhouse for a while and they did. This took out all the stains they left behind.

  • Unexpected Elegance Unexpected Elegance on Jan 13, 2020

    I came across this info that might help you:

    Dogs provide companionship and love, all wrapped up in a cute little ball of fur. Unfortunately, dog urine can leave an odor that lasts for weeks and even months after the initial accidents. A variety of problems -- both emotional and physical -- will cause your dog to urinate outside its litter box, and a trip to a veterinarian may be in order. No matter what the reason, you can clean the dog-urine odor from tile and grout.

    • Absorb fresh urine with several paper towels folded in half. Discard the soiled paper towels.
    • Pour undiluted white vinegar into a spray bottle. Mist the tiles and grout with the vinegar. Rub with a damp cloth. Vinegar is an all-natural cleaner and deodorizer that neutralizes the dog urine and removes the odor.
    • Wipe the vinegar from the floor with a dry cloth. Mist the tiles and grout with the vinegar again. Let the vinegar air-dry on the floor.
    • Fill a bucket with 1 gallon cool water and 1 cup oxygen bleach. Dip an old toothbrush into the mixture and scrub the grout vigorously. The oxygen bleach will help brighten the grout and remove any urine stains.
    • Saturate a sponge in the mixture and wring out the excess liquid. Wipe the tiles and grout with the sponge. Dampen a clean cloth with cool water and rinse the mixture from the tiles. Wipe the tiles and grout clean with a towel.

    Edward Morrison, CEO at Cleaning (2005-present)

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jan 13, 2020

    I have used Scrubbing Bubbles to lift stains out of flooring for years:

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jan 13, 2020


    I just bought Odor Ban PH balance no rinse floor cleaner from Home Depot that is great for cleaning pet urine odors from tile. I have a 2000 sq foot basement and my old cat sprayed a lot down there so this has helped get the odors out. I had to order it at Home Depot and pick it up and it is less than $10

  • Dee Dee on Jan 13, 2020

    Purple Power from Walmart will clean the stains. It is in the automotive section and is around $5.00 for a gallon and can be used for a trillion things.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jan 13, 2020

    Take one of the cabinet doors to the paint department of your home improvement store and ask for their advice on paints, stains and products for the best results.