Is Nature’s Miracle Safe for Hardwood Floors?

Many different products are sold by Nature’s Miracle. They are all designed to help clean your floors that have been covered in pet urine. They have been one of the leading brands in the pet mess cleaning product arena for over 35 years.

Nature’s Miracle Hard Floor Stain and Odor Remover has been specially designed for use on hard floorings, such as wood. The formula is bio-enzymatic and helps to penetrate the surface deeply to provide a full clean, which protects the natural finish of the flooring.

The spray can be used on sealed wood, vinyl, linoleum, ceramic tile, and concrete. It should not be used on worn, unsealed, or unfinished flooring. It will lift stains and odors from feces, urine, fats and grease, and other organic substances. It is completely pet safe and will not damage your home. Learn if you can shampoo an area rug here as well as find out if woodfloors are easy or not to maintain here.

The spray comes in a 24 or 128 fl oz container. It should be shaken well before use. Make sure you wipe off any excess liquid and remove any feces from the flooring before using the spray.

We recommend testing the product on an inconspicuous area of the floor when you are first using it. While the manufacturer has taken every measure to ensure their product does not damage your floor, each surface is different and we would always test it before applying it to a large area.

You should always use Nature’s Miracle spray at full strength. Spray the formula over the stained or dirty area of your floor. Allow it to sit on the floor for 5 minutes and then wipe it off with a damp cloth. Wipe dry and repeat this process if necessary.

How can I protect my hardwood floors from dog urine?

Regardless of how well you have trained your dog, accidents happen. If you have expensive and beautiful hardwood flooring in your home then you are going to want to take steps to protect it from becoming damaged if your dog accidentally pees indoors.

Wood is a naturally porous material, meaning that liquids can easily permeate into the fibers and penetrate deeply into the flooring. On the surface, the damage may not appear too bad, but moisture can significantly weaken the wood fibers and can allow for the growth of mold and mildew which can lead to very expensive repair jobs.

The best thing that you can do is to use a hardwood floor sealer, such as polyurethane, all over the surface. This creates a layer on the top of the wood that acts as a protective coating.

This is really useful when you have dogs that are likely to scratch the surface of your flooring anyway. We would recommend adding more than one layer of sealant to ensure the wood is completely protected.

If you do not like the appearance of layers of sealant, another option is to cover the surface of your flooring with a penetrating oil. These are protective coatings that do not shield the surface like a sealant.

Instead, the oil will penetrate through the grain of the wood and strengthen the individual fibers. This strengthens the flooring as a whole and will give you a more natural-looking finish.

If you notice that your dog is repeatedly using the same area of your flooring to pee, it may be worth considering other options. There are many dog pee pads available online or in stores that can be laid on the surface of your flooring. These are super absorbent and will soak up all of the moisture before it even reaches the wood fibers.

If you do notice that your dog has peed on the floor, try to clean it up as quickly as possible to prevent stains from developing. The best way to clean it up is by gently blotting it with paper towels until no more liquid will lift from the flooring.

What kills the smell of dog urine on hardwood floors?

One of the best home remedies to treat the smell of dog urine on hardwood floors uses white vinegar. Combine 1 part white vinegar with 3 parts warm water.

Grab a non-abrasive sponge and use this to cover the urine stain on your flooring. Allow it to sit on the floor for at least 10 minutes, and then blot dry with a soft cloth. This method is particularly effective for dried urine stains. Vinegar is capable of breaking down components such as uric acid, ammonia, nitrogen, and hormones in urine. These are all beyond the capabilities of normal soap and this is why vinegar is such an effective cleaning agent.

It is also capable of killing 99% of bacteria, 80% of germs, and 82% of mold. That being said, the acidity in vinegar can cause damage to your flooring.

Over time it can eat away at the protective finish and can reduce the shine. It is important to dilute the vinegar with water when using it on your flooring to protect the hardwood as much as possible. Another method for removing urine smells uses baking soda. This method must be used while the spot is still damp in order to be the most effective. Sprinkle a thick layer of baking soda over the entire stain and allow it to sit there, undisturbed, for at least 8 hours.

After this time has passed you can sweep or vacuum up the powder. This is a natural deodorizer and will lift the smell without damaging your hardwood flooring. A deodorizing solution that combines both methods above can also be used. Mix 1 cup of water with ⅓ cup white vinegar, ¼ cup baking soda, and ¼ cup dish soap.

Add this to a spray bottle and shake well to combine. Spray this solution over the stained area of your floor and use a clean cloth to gently rub it in.

Leave this to work for 15 minutes before wiping off the residue using a damp cloth. You should then allow the floor to dry completely.