Marcie, it sounds to me like you got the right answers from Jay and I originally. The saleman for Mannington told you that their warrantee on water was for damage to the finish only and that water may damage any wood floor. That is correct and why I think you would be better served with a vinyl or tile floor in the kitchen. Save the wood floors for the other rooms in the house except the bathroom. Your retreiver will love sleeping on cool tile in the summer.