or Connect
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Care & Grooming › what helps get cat stink out of floor?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

what helps get cat stink out of floor?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

i have hardwood and half my cats are going on cat litter box strike <i think due to lacking boxes> anyway how do i get urine and poo smell out of the hardwood were my cats wont pee and poo on it again?

 

next month im buying more cat litter boxes and anything else that'll help get thee smell out

 

and is there like a rubber cheap mate i can get to put on the floor to help reduce damage if the cats pee on the floor again it'll go on the mate instead or cheap dog potty grass mates i can put the litter boxes on the cut out rugs ain't working no more there hard to keep clean i need something easy

post #2 of 12

try nature's miracle stain and odor removal. they have a hardwood floor formula i never used that formula before but the one i used to clean up an accident from carpeting worked very well.

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

would it remove the black spots of the floor were the cats peed?

post #4 of 12

I'm not 100% certain when it comes to hardwood floors but idk if it would remove black spots from it. I'll just copy and paste what I've read here:

 

Quote:
 

When oak goes black like that, that means that the urine has gone down past the finish and into the wood. This causes a tannin reaction in the wood - a permanent black stain. The only way to remove the black is to refinish that area of floor. You'd first spray it with that Nature's Miracle stuff or another enzyme pet waste cleaner, to cut the smell. You'd then sand down that area of floor, to remove any finish that's still in the area, and try to bleach that spot with wood bleach (hardware store). That may or may not get all the black out, but it should help. You'd then need to refinish the floor. Yes, the entire floor.

If you cannot afford to refinish the floor right now, you may just want to apply two coats of polyurethane (you can use an aerosol can if you'd like) to this one area. You don't normally use aerosol cans of poly on a floor, but this is just a quick fix to get you through for now. If your floors are a golden color, you can actually use the aerosol Helmsman - that's a yellower poly than a normal poly, and may blend in better.

This quick fix will not be perfect. The sheen will not match the surrounding floor. The area will not blend in with the surrounding floor. However, you will have protected the wood and sealed it, and that should hold until you can afford the money and time to refinish the floor.

 

 

So it might work to kill the odor but the wood itself may have been damaged. You can probably try it first though and see if it does.

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

oh okay i dont know much about hardwood its my least favorite flooring i will try the natures miracle on it

 

do you guys know what stores sell cheap rubber mats? i need them

post #6 of 12

Thinking it may be in best interest to apply some coating to floor to protect it?  I had my sisters dog in my apartment who peed and never had issue.  She had issue with floors.  Either cause hers were older or she did not clean it up right away.

 

You using fresh step by chance?  Have heard some cats refusing it completely.

 

I would get a vivly roll of floor big as you can rather then a mat.  I don't have issues with pee just the occasional one who poops over the edge.  Used to have one who peed on floor and used puppy pads.

 

Walmart has bed pads in adult section and in baby section there are the good nites bed mats aimed at toddlers/children who wet bed

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

i don't use fresh step cat litter and why is vivly roll?

 

i use cheap kroger or any other cheap cat litter at the moment due to the fact i have to many cats clumping dont work when i go over a certain about of cats im going to get more litter boxes after the first

 

if i use the pads will the urine go threw the floor ? and well my cats easily tear them up? my cats love tearing things

post #8 of 12

vinyl sorry:)  like the roll of flooring you would see in kitchens-all one piece. 

 

Asked about litter cause I heard of some cats not using it due to change.

I use non scoop as it is easier to deal.  Scooping seems pointless and the boxes are harder to clean with what sticks at times. 

 

The puppy pads are easy to tear up.  the bed mats for kids I do not know I just have heard of them being stronger.  I know they sell reusable mats aimed for bed bound adults.  I think 10  pop.  I used one for my puppy and that was pretty strong.  Machine washable.  Family dollar has cheap cat boxes. I get the deep totes at walmart that are 5-10 depending.  Clear ones only so the cats can see out.

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

the cat room had 4 boxes in it when the cats was going on the floor i got them more boxes now there is a total of 12 in there i know allot they have not went on the floor yet yay and i got the natures miracle it help out with the smell allot but i only got the one for floors can i us it on there cat mats? the mats need it

post #10 of 12
The mats should be washed in a washing machine. If they won't fit in yours, see if any local laundromats have extra-large industrial machines. Use lots of vinegar or enzyme cleaner in the wash (vinegar is cheaper---a gallon is like $2 at Walmart, just dump the whole gallon in), or the regular amount of bleach if the mats are bleach-safe.
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willowy View Post

The mats should be washed in a washing machine. If they won't fit in yours, see if any local laundromats have extra-large industrial machines. Use lots of vinegar or enzyme cleaner in the wash (vinegar is cheaper---a gallon is like $2 at Walmart, just dump the whole gallon in), or the regular amount of bleach if the mats are bleach-safe.

there actually cut out carpet that i us as mats forgot to mention that 

post #12 of 12

Agreed machinwashing is best.  DO NOT dry in machine(if they can be) untill they do not smell at all.  I would line dry first and make sure then rewash and machine dry so they do not smell like outside.

 

I have put some bleach in a carpet cleaner( I know it is not recomended but I was desperate and machine was old and to be replaced)

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Care & Grooming
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Care & Grooming › what helps get cat stink out of floor?