As in anything, flooring is a product and it has a warranty. Always do your research when deciding on a flooring. Be aware of things like being required to do a water only cleaning on your carpet every 18 months, or to have a whole house humidifier installed and the proper settings to keep your wood floor from cracking, splitting or warping in our dry climate. This is a safety measure for you so that if your floor is damaged and you have done everything the warranty says and the damage falls under that warranty there is a higher possibility of your floor being replaced. Most manufacturers have their warranty on their website or you can ask us and we can get it for you.