Discoloration of finish on Vinyl Floor Planks

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clboggs154

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I searched the forum and could not find anything on this specific topic. Sorry if I missed it.
My daughters elder dog occasionally urinates on the floor. (Nucore Vinyl Floor Planks). There have been a few times we did not see the urine in time and it has discolored the finish on the planks. I assume that it has etched into the finish. Has anyone ever removed the finish with a stripper and resealed? I've watched a few videos but they were working on the older type vinyl floors/tiles. I was hoping to find restoration of the newer type Vinyl Floor Planks. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)
 

JPfloor

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For the most part today’s vinyl plank floors are constructed of a photograph with a clear wear layer on top which vary in hardness and thickness depending on the quality of the material. That coating cannot be stripped off. It would be more prudent to replace the damaged tiles.
 

C.J.

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I wonder if the urine got between the planks and then underneath the wear layer. That Nucore has sort of a fiberish type core. Could have absorbed into the fiber.

Got any pics.
 

clboggs154

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Thank you all for your suggestions. These floors are fairly dark and the stain only shows up when light hits it at a certain angle. Like sunlight through the window. I tried taking a picture but could not get the stain to show. I've not tried anything other than soap and water. I will try a solvent to see if that helps.Otherwise like JPFloor suggested I will replace the damaged planks. Thanks guys
 

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