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Posted: September 12, 2008 6:14 PM

I have a big problem. My vinyl floor had a little hole in one of the tiles where a nail was protruding from the subfloor. My cat peed in the area and it seeped through to the subfloor and stinks no matter what I do. Should I remove the floor, if so how and how do I eliminate the smell please help!
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Posted: September 12, 2008 8:22 PM

RE: problem with cat pee
I would try a product called Urine Off and inject it in the little hole before doing anything extreme like removing the entire vinyl floor.
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Posted: September 17, 2008 10:02 PM

RE: problem with cat pee
If it is vinyl tile, try this - Heat floor with blow dryer, carefully remove tiles, wipe up any liquid thoroughly, apply a mixture of baking soda, liquid dish soap and hydrogen peroxide to affected area and let sit until dry. Dry scrub residue with a brush and vacuum up any dust. (or possibly try urine off that Michael recommended). Once done, make sure the subfloor is smooth, clean and dry and replace with new tiles.
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Posted: September 18, 2008 2:47 AM

RE: problem with cat pee
If the vinyl is sheet goods and not tiles, you could still try jules' advice. Sheet vinyl can be patched fairly easily and for far less money than replacing the whole floor.
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