Originally Posted By: Melanie Gibbs
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When we bought our home, every room in the house had serious problems with pet urine on the floors (we never it was as bad as it was until we moved in).
We ended up taking all of the carpeting out and noticed there was hard wood flooring underneath. We sanded some of the floors and some turned out beautiful (and no smell) and others there was no hope. The stains got into the wood and no matter how far you went down-it was black. We would have had to replace many boards.
I asked around and the best thing to do when you definitely can't refinish the floors or afford to replace the boards is to put primer (I used Kilz-must be the oil-base) down on floor. This is supposed to seal in the wood. We did this to the floors and then put carpeting down. It made such a difference. We have animals and originally, the knew where the spots were-but now they smell nothing.