Dog-pee marinated hardwood floors
June 19, 2010 7:32 AM Subscribe
Dog urine-soaked hardwood floors - is it a big deal?
posted by hazyjane to Home & Garden (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm considering putting an offer in on a house but there's one thing about it that really bothers me. The previous owner was a very old lady who let her dogs urinate all over the floors in the lower part of the house. This must have been going on for some time because the floors are very stained and there is a horrible smell of urine in these rooms.
How big of a pain would it be to fix this? Are the floorboards going to have to be replaced? And could I, as someone with basic woodworking skills, do it myself? Is it just a question of getting those click together floorboards from IKEA, ripping out the old ones and laying some new ones down? I'm in Scotland if that matters.