Sandy said, “How do i remove brown dog urine stain from a terazzo floor?”
Terrazzo tile is a made up of pieces of either granite or marble traditionally mixed with cement, though some modern terrazzos are mixed with a synthetic resin to help prevent stains. Whenever a material is made up of a variety of other materials, it can be confusing to know how to clean it. Use the information below to remove a urine stain from your terrazzo tile.
Removing the Stain
You Will Need:
- Paper towels
- Pet enzyme cleaner
Steps to Remove the Stain:
- Wipe up any fresh urine with paper towels.
- If the stain is old, wipe the area with a damp cloth to remove as much of the urine residue as possible.
- Get a pet enzyme cleaner that is safe for hard surfaces, such as Nature’s Miracle Hard Floor Cleaner.
- Follow the instructions on the label of your selected cleaner.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Another option to try is hydrogen peroxide (the regular kind, 3%). Pour it on the stain, wait a few minutes, then rinse. Scrubbing gently with a soft bristle brush before rinsing can also help. You may want to test this on a small hidden area first, especially if you have colored grout that the peroxide would come in contact with, as it can cause fading.
- A penetrating sealer can help to protect terrazzo from stains. Although most terrazzo floors are sealed when installed, it should be resealed occasionally. If your terrazzo is starting to stain easily, consider having it resealed.
- Clean It Fast, Clean It Right by Jeff Bredenberg
- Pet Clean-Up Made Easy by Don Aslett
- Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook by Martha Stewart
- How to Clean Practically Anything by Consumer Reports