There are a number of warranties offered by various capets and flooring. You can find wear warranties, guaranteeing how long carpet will last, warranties against manufacturing defects, or warranties against staining or crushing Read any warranty carefully and ask the dealer about anything you don't understand. If you're having your carpet or flooring installed by a professional, most reputable dealers offer a guarantee on the quality and workmanship of the installation. Again, be sure to ask about guarantees or warranties before the work is done. The best products usually have the best warranties, so you should figure the value of a warranty into the price you are paying. Better quality may be more cost effective in the long run.