I have a 1964 house built on a slab foundation. The bonus room on the first floor had carpet that my renters' cats ruined with repetitive accidents-actually, I think they started marking their territory and the rest is stinky history.
SO,on top of this issue I also discovered fleas in the aftermath, so after repeated bombings to kill the fleas in a frustrated fury I pulled up the carpet. There was no padding underneath, just old linoleum and ceramic tiles and the residual glue from the carpet. No nail strips were used. Most of the floor stayed in tact, but around the sliding door entrance there is some breakage. And that smell!
UGH, that awful, acrid smell isn't going away. I am thinking there's some moisture within the floor (due to the house settling). So my first question is: HOW do I get this smell out of the floor? And second: WHAT do I replace the floor with (not carpet, no way Jose). I have seen shows where they poured leveling concrete to deal with any unevenness, but if that smell isn't eradicated first, I am afraid the room will just smell like urine forever. I want to rent this house, but I sure don't want to show it to anybody until I get this bonus room fixed. For budgetary reasons, I would like to do stick-em linoleum tiles (12"x12") and try and keep the job cost around $600, but these other issues have to be dealt with first for sure.
Thank you in advance!:confused:confused: