What can I use to get rid of cat urine smell on hardwood floors?

My cat keeps peeing on my hardwood floors and I can't get the oder out ,I've tried just about everything plus some things are taking away the finish. Please help
q what can i use to get rid of cat urine smell on hardwood floors
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 30, 2018
    sorry to say, the floor has to be refinished

    • Jill Hart Jill Hart on Oct 15, 2019

      One of my 2 cats (both neutered males) had taken to painting all of my walls, furniture, and anything else he could reach. I was horrified when I got a UV light. He never did that in all of the 9 years I've had him and didn't when I got him a buddy (they love each other and did so right away) but when a strange black cat started showing up outside both of my cats went nuts and the older one (9) started his wall painting, as well as the curtains out in the kitty room. I couldn't keep up with it.

      My cats are indoor cats so it's not like the stray is actually going to get in here but they both hate him (and he is weird...my neighbor's cats hate him too). I've tried cleaning with a pet urine enzyme and then spraying some "No More Spraying" but that hasn't worked. He's a sneaky little bugger too; he waits until he thinks I'm not looking and then does it. He's learned that the minute I see him backing his butt up to something he gets yelled at.

      It wasn't until I found "Cat Spraying No More" that I was able to finally get rid of this tiresome behavior.

      Now my house doesn't smell like a litter box anymore :)

      Here's a link the their site if you're interested in checking it out: http://nomorecatpee20.petsandportraits.co.uk

      I hope you guys don't mind me sharing this. Have a wonderful day!

  • Lael Lael on Jan 30, 2018
    Good luck. White vinegar is probably safest. Or maybe a steamer. At least those won't continue to destroy the wood,

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jan 30, 2018
    Did you make a paste of baking soda and lemon juice and lay it on the floor for a few hours? Make sure it isn't too damp so it dries quickly. Then vacuum. You could also try pour kitty litter on the floor and let that set so it can soak up the smell and moisture. After a few hours, vacuum.

  • Moo23921847 Moo23921847 on Jan 30, 2018
    have your cat spaded first

  • PamH PamH on Jan 30, 2018
    Agree with Moon... Spaying your cat takes that awful smell away.

  • Nee Nee Nee Nee on Jan 30, 2018
    My experience with a cat urinating on furniture, floors and carpeting was unsucessful. I tried moth balls, vinegar and ammonia but nothing stopped the bad behavior. I got rid of the cat, carpet and furniture.

    kills Paint

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jan 31, 2018
    Hope it works, Valerie!

  • Lael Lael on Jan 31, 2018
    Valerie, before you have the entire floor refinished try this. I don't like using chemical stuff but sometimes you just gotta do it. I live in an old 60+ year old house with original parquet flooring. I have had the same problem as you. I have, with much success, used vinegar, a steamer, then use BONA products to that area. It will bring back the shine and it's protective for the wood. Also, I had a very cantankerous cat, that I loved better than life, for 15+ years. So if anyone tells you to get rid of the cat, ignore them. They are our family. Having said that, cats have reasons for things they do. Peeing inappropriately is them acting out for some reason because they know full well they aren't supposed to do that. Go online, check out a vet site, see if you can identify the behavior. Otherwise it will continue to happen. My cat, for instance, was so rotten that if I got on the telephone, she would go to one place on the LR rug and scratch. She'd do it right in front of me. I knew why she did it. Cause she was rotten. But she was a good girl and didn't do it often enough to ruin the rug. I also had a boy cat that destroyed everything he could get his hands on. He was wild. He was a rescue, actually born at my house. So it took me a while to figure him out. He must have been part feral because he wanted to go outside. Soon as I started letting him have time outside he became a perfect little guy. I'm telling you all this because if you don't fix the cause, fixing the wood is only a Bandaid.
    Best of luck to you and your fur baby.

  • Jan Loehr Jan Loehr on Jan 31, 2018
    Spaying male cats is the first solution to discourage this behavior and the younger the better..we rescued about 26 or 27 cats over 48 years..and some of them still sprayed after they were neutered... they were let outside and the problem resolved itself.. some males just need to relieve themselves out side... years later all cats we acquired to date are now females. No problems!!!

  • Tammy Jones Tammy Jones on Jan 31, 2018
    Okay i had that problem and what i did was i blocked that area off fro. The cats. And i pored fabulosa orange or citrus scent and allowed it to soak through the boards for 24 hours then i did it again but i mixed a little amonia with it and mopped the area. And then i would put their food trays o. Top of that area for 3 months or how ever long it takes. They will not pee where they eat

  • Karen  Colp Karen Colp on Jan 31, 2018
    Answer this Hometalker's question! Cats often urinate outside litter box due to urinary infection. Get cat checked by Vet then find a janitorial supply and ask for Consume. Follow their instructions and with luck this will solve your problem.

  • Sue Spencer Sue Spencer on Feb 02, 2018
    Try hydrogen peroxide. I have old hard wood floors that one of my dogs has peed on and the wood has darkened. Someone told me to try hydrogen peroxide and it seems to take out the smell and lighten the wood. But in saying that it works, my floors are old and already need to be refinished.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Sep 10, 2021

    So sorry to hear that Valerie, this video will help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTZ6UKlQ6HI