Does dog pee ruin or harm hardwood flooring?
We are thinking about taking out the carpet and laying down hardwood flooring. But I was curious if whether or not dog pee could possibly damage hardwood flooring.
- yes, it will probably stain it *turn it a darker color* on the spot he peed
- No. But it can leave stains on your carpets! I'd be more worried about the dog's nails scratching up your new floors. If that isn't a concern, I'd say go for it.
- YES ! I had a dog that I couldn;t get trained. She would pee on the carpet about 6 inches from the hardwood floor. it eventually ran onto the hardwood..we had to get rid of her. It turned the floor a purpleish color and I have founf NOTHING to remove it
- Used carpet is good to line a dog's casket.
- Yes, any type of moisture will affect the color of hardwood flooring, urine more so because it is slightly acidic. Wood flooring also may absorb liquid, so the smell might be more of a lingering problem that any discoloration. If pets or children will be around for more than a visit, I would suggest considering wood laminate flooring, which will not discolor or hold odors. It will also resist foot traffic wear and its durability will add more value to your property.
- If your hardwood floor has a good clear coat, it will be fine if it is cleaned up within a reasonable amount of time. Remember people use hardwood in their bathrooms and kitchens as well.
- Cats are far more worse. It is almost impossible to get the odor of cat urine out of the floor whereas dog urine can usually be neutralized by soaking up quickly of neutralizing with a quaternary amine solution ODOR-BAN, benzalkonium chloride, etc)
- Pet urine can cause damage to a lot of natural surfaces. The chemical make-up of pet urine causes it to bond with the hardwood if left too long. This causes permanent stains. The best approach is to be vigilant in clearing up accidents as soon as they happen. But moisture itself can be a problem. Basically, any source of moisture should be monitored. This also goes for water dish spills, and moisture carried in from outdoors too. And make sure to keep Rover's nails clipped to avoid abrasion on the surface of the hardwood.