09:54AM | 03/26/01
Member Since: 03/25/01
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I have removed carpet and tile from a concrete floor. The room had a smell of cat urine from the provious owners and I would like to seal the floor and attempt to remove the odor. I have used bleach on the floor but the black glue that had held the tile still remains. Three questions:

1. Do I need to remove the glue?
2. Any suggestions for removing the odor?
3. Any suggestions for sealing the floor?

Thanks in advance for any responses.


04:31AM | 03/29/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
If you intend to put any other covering on the floor (tile, etc.) I would think you should at least sand the glue enough to make the floor smooth enough to handle the new covering. You could rent a floor sander.
As to the odor, some pet stores have products for killing pet odor. You could try there.
For a concrete floor sealer, I would go to your local home improvement warehouse and buy a recommended concrete sealer product. (I would think you should remove the glue as much as possible before using it.)

I just ran across a reference in another forum to a product called Nature's Miracle for removing pet urine odors from concrete. The other forum post said it's great.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited March 29, 2001).]

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