When it comes to eliminating urine odors, ceramic floors can be a conundrum. It’s actually not the ceramic tiles that are the trouble, but the porous grout in the joints. If you’ve been struggling with urine odors on your ceramic floors, we have the solution! Here are our 4 top tips for removing urine odors from any ceramic floor. Plus a couple of bonus pro tips ☺
Tip #1 Use a urine odor neutralizer.
Removing the smell of urine from any surface requires the right products. Ceramic floors are no exception. A conventional cleaning product will certainly leave the floor clean, but it won’t necessarily eliminate the pee smell. And spraying the room with an air deodorizer will only temporarily mask the urine odor. To remove the smell of urine completely and permanently, you need an odor neutralizer that’s specifically designed to neutralize the odor-causing molecules in urine.
Tip #2 Treat the grout, not the tile.
Grout is highly porous, making it a great odor-absorber. We recommend using Purodora Urine Odor Neutralizer, which is specifically designed to eliminate the smell of animal and human urine on all sorts of surfaces in and around the house, including porous grout. It eliminates urine odors on contact – even those that have been around for years.
Why use Purodora Urine Odor Neutralizer:
- Guaranteed to neutralize urine smells instantly and permanently
- Easy to use; just spray and walk away
- Alcohol-based: works on contact and evaporates quickly; no risk of mold
- Safe for people and pets
- Leaves behind a fresh citrus scent
How to remove urine smells from ceramic floors
- Locate the area where the urine odor is coming from and enlarge the treatment area by about a foot.
- Use a squirt bottle (see photo below) to apply Purodora Urine Odor Neutralizer directly to the grout.
- Wipe the ceramic tiles dry with a clean cloth. No need to rinse or remove Purodora Urine Odor Neutralizer from the grout. It’s alcohol-based and will evaporate quickly.
- Ventilate the room during treatment.
Tip #3 Make sure you get ALL of the urine.
If you can still detect the smell of urine after an initial treatment with Purodora Urine Odor Neutralizer, it means there’s still some urine somewhere on the floor.
If the floor is in a bathroom, a good place to look (or rather to sniff) is around the bathtub and toilet. If the floor is in a kitchen, the urine may have seeped under the lower cabinets, walls or even a patio door. Underneath baseboard heaters is another good place to investigate.
Bonus Pro Tip #1
If there are any cracks in the surface, such as under the baseboard trim, between the boards in floors or between the floor and a lower cabinet, then there’s a good chance the urine seeped in beneath. Instead of spraying, use a squirt bottle to inject the product between the cracks so that it can reach the urine and neutralize the smell.
Bonus Pro Tip #2
If your pet peed around a baseboard heater, your best option is to remove the heater so that you can properly spray the wall behind it where the pee has pooled. Never spray Purodora Urine Odor Neutralizer directly inside the heater. The product is alcohol-based and could potentially cause a spark.
Tip #4 Make sure you eliminate ALL of the smell.
If the urine odor has been present for a long time, or if your pet has urinated on the same spot several times, the urine has probably seeped deep into the grout. A single treatment with Purodora Urine Odor Neutralizer may not be enough. A second treatment will allow the product to penetrate deeper and reach the remaining urine.
Pee happens. Be ready.
Rare is the dog that has never had an accident. Buy Purodora Urine Odor Neutralizer today so that if your dog goes on the carpet all of a sudden, you’ll be able to act right away. You and your family will be glad you did!