How to Remove Cat Urine From Laminated Floors

A cat may mark his territory with urine.
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A cat has a way of stalking past you -- and his litter box -- when he's decided that it has offended his delicate sensibilities. A puddle of urine in the middle of your new laminate floor may emphasize his disdain for your litter box cleaning skills.

Step 1

Wipe up the urine with a towel or rags as soon as you find it. While laminate floors are durable, liquids will eventually seep into the floor, damaging it beyond repair.

Step 2

Fill a spray bottle with 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. Shake well to mix the ingredients.

Step 3

Spray the vinegar mixture onto a microfiber towel or mop. Wipe the floor thoroughly with the damp towel, then dry with a clean towel.

Step 4

Allow the floor to dry completely, then sprinkle baking soda over the area where the cat urinated. Leave the baking soda on the spot for at least 24 hours, then sweep it up.

Step 5

Give the floor the sniff test. If it still smells like cat urine, apply a thin film of an enzyme cleaner formulated for pet urine, barely dampening the floor. Allow the cleaner to air-dry. Repeat as needed until the smell has completely disappeared.

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