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Urine hardwood and tile?

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01-11-13, 01:01 PM   #1  
Urine hardwood and tile?

My dog chose the foyer to the upstairs as his favorite spot to relieve himself. The wood is stained, and the ceiling to the basement underneath is stained, too. I'm sure the wood needs removed and the board underneath, but I'm wondering if laminate wood or tile would work to replace the floor there. I was thinking tile would be easy to wipe up and the urine wouldn't soak through, but that could be wrong, so I'm checking. The rest of the house is all wood flooring and I also want it to match the style as much as I can. The stairs go three ways from the foyer; one to the kitchen where there is very cool black and white tiles from 30s, one down to the front door and foyer and one upstairs, all wood.

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01-11-13, 01:17 PM   #2  
Welcome to the forums! Just how much did he relieve himself there to cause the ceiling below to become stained?? Gee, that's bad. Even though you have hardwoods throughout the remainder, tile foyers make perfect sense. Not only with Fido and his habit, but your snowy, wet boots, etc. Having the tile will keep the water at bay reasonably.

You are describing something difficult to envision. Maybe you could post a couple of pix of the wood/tile you have so we can see what you see. There may be a good solution. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html

I had an incontinent dog once and she "leaked" where she laid down, and it caused black stains on our parquet. Luckily it was behind the TV, so no real eye popping damage.

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01-11-13, 02:14 PM   #3  
After you've removed the hardwood, you'll need to seal all the stains to keep the odor from coming back. A pigmented shellac like Zinnser's BIN works best - use it on the sub floor and the ceiling.

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