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Consumer Reviews of Shaw carpets
Popularity:#23 of 31 brands of carpets
35% of customers recommend
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Date created: 2014-02-23
After purchasing Shaw carpet for our entire home in less than 3 years it is matted and roped. It looks far worse than the 15 year old carpet we had prior to the purchase. It is only my husband and I in the home so there is not high traffic. We contacted the seller and were told since we missed the first cleaning by 6 months the warranty was no good. The salesmen in the store were beyond rude and talked down to us as though we were brainless. I would never again purchase Shaw carpet or buy from Eckards Home Improvement store. Also, I would advise others to do the same.
Date created: 2014-01-11
Name: Janice Sadowski
The quality is not there. In the condo that I sold the Shaw carpet was 25 years old and it looked brand new. The new one I have in a new condo is disgusting. It leaves foot prints and leaves a path where you walk. Even after someone looked at it nothing was done. After all there inspectors are on their side. I will never buy one again. This company is extremely unfaithful. The path started right after it was installed.
Date created: 2014-01-02
"Wish I'd Seen This Sooner!"
I have just gotten off the phone with the store where I'd bought this poorly made carpet because I hadn't heard the results of the inspection ordered by Shaw in November. My complaint is this: after installation of about 1100 square feet of carpet covering three bedrooms and a living room/dining room in June of 2012, I am thoroughly disappointed with the lack of quality and the wear it is showing. I could be reading my own complaint when I saw on this site that it is worn, matted, flattened, dirty looking after this length of time! I had it professionally steam cleaned in October of 2012 after only four months of use, and again in early November of this year, thinking we must be awfully hard on it. There are only two people in this house, and two small dogs. To help keep dirt to a minimum, there are mats outside the front door, inside the front door, at every area where the carpet meets the tile at the entry to the kitchen and the exit to the screen porch. There are mats in front of the couch where we sit. There are mats at the back door entrance from the yard to the porch and from the porch to the house. There is an area rug beneath the dining table. If I had any more mats, there'd be no need for carpet at all--the whole place seems to be covered in them! I bought a new vacuum cleaner --Shark Rotator-- shortly after buying the carpet and it seemed to be picking up tons of what I thought was dirt. It wasn't just dirt...it was pieces of carpet fiber...I Wasn't just vacuuming the carpet, I was vacuuming up the actual carpet! Still after twice weekly vacuuming (more carpet)and two professional cleanings, it still looked bad. The second cleaner asked how old the carpet was and I said less than two years and he was astonished. He said it looked six or seven years old. He suggested that if it had a warranty, it is usually five or ten years and that I should think about checking that out because it looked pretty bad. So I started by calling the retailer and he came out to look at it. I had to laugh (or I'd cry) when he told me several things: it was a closeout (so?), it was not expensive (so?) and it just looked like it needed cleaning (it was) and raking (really?). I told him that the very things he used to sell me the carpet...closeout, great deal, great price...are the things he was now saying were wrong with it, and implying that it was my stupidity in buying it in the first place. So I asked him to get in touch with Shaw to have them come and inspect it. So they sent The Floor Detective out a week or so later, and he spent quite a bit of time looking, testing, taking pictures, etc. and listening to my complaints. I wanted to say, "you have eyes...you can see what's wrong" but I just explained that the only places where the carpet is not worn down flat is where it is not walked on at all--under the coffee table, under the buffet, around the edges. I explained that it still appears just filthy after cleaning. I told him that the carpet is so flat at the entrances to the rooms that the nails from the edges are sticking through it. (Even with my mats over them!) I told him pieces of the carpet are getting stuck in the vacuum. (Also, which has more to do with the installation, the carpet underlay is coming apart in one bedroom where we hardly ever go. It started as just one small area and has spread out so that many feet of it is resting right on the concrete floor.) He nodded quite a bit, and I'd hoped I was making my case for replacement under the ten year warranty. I even asked him if he minded my watching him work and he said no, he was pretty used to it as he'd testified quite a bit in court cases. So, it came as no surprise that when the results of his tests were in, he sided with the folks who'd sent him. He said, as I've read here, that it was improperly cleaned, that the wear and tear was normal for its age, and that when he used distilled water to extract dirt he got a lot of dirt out. So it's everyone else's fault that the carpet is disgusting junk; not Shaw's. I sent a complaint to the BBB in the area where Shaw is manufactured and I see that there were over 75 complaints lodged against them this year regarding their products or warranties. I will not be able to replace this garbage carpet for a long while and it is really an embarrassment to have people come in...it looks dirty and discolored and looks like a herd of elephants have been traipsing through. So, unless they decide to do the right thing, I will be shouting it from the housetop and calling and writing every consumer agency I can to keep this from happening to others. I just wish I'd read this sooner myself and I never would have spent my hard earned money on such shoddy merchandise. Caveat emptor is great advice in this case.
Date created: 2013-12-18
Name: Judith Pike
"Awful Carpeting, NO satisfaction"
Should have read reviews before buying carpet. Like many of the other reviewers we are two old people with a middle-aged cat as only pet. I feel less foolish about not complaining earlier about our now three year old carpet, as there seem to be many who complained within months (as we should have). It was not cheap carpeting and has been cleaned by a very reputable (translate not bargain) cleaning company as recommended. Company says must not have gotten soap out, no manufacturing defect. It seems to seek stains and the traffic patterns are totally squashed down. Can only imagine what a family with kids and dogs could have done to it. Carpet and guarantee is a piece of...
Date created: 2013-12-16
Name: Leslie D
We bought Shaw carpet 2 years ago and I am so terribly disappointed. It looks like it's over 15 yrs old. I am so upset as we waited a long time for our new carpet. We have contacted Shaw and spoke to a rude customer service rep that told me I had to get it cleaned before filing a claim. I informed her that I am scared to have it cleaned that it will fall apart even more. It has frayed so bad and there's only 2 people living in our house, not a herd of cows. This carpet is terrible, poor poor quality. Do not buy!
Date created: 2013-11-19
"Worst Carpet Ever!"
This is the 3rd time I've tried to post a review on Shaw carpet. Specifically, I bought a Martha Stewart Lindenwald manufactured by Shaw in July 2011 and less than 2 years later it looks worse than the 15 year old carpet I replaced. I used the recommended pad (which of course was extra) so as to get the warranty and I had no problem with the installation which was done by a Home Depot contractor. However, the quality of carpet is simply awful. Don't even bother trying to get satisfaction from a warranty because they will not honor anything. They have flat out denied any kind of proration or money back without even sending out someone to inspect the carpet or even seeing it. I have never bought carpet that wore this badly or looked so crappy. Do not waste your hard earned money. The carpet is garbage and, as a company, Shaw Carpet is not honorable. I will never recommend nor ever again buy a Shaw carpet product.
Date created: 2013-07-05
Name: Jean Van Wie
I want to add to the carpet reviews information that all homeowners need to consider when purchasing carpet. Shaw is a manufacture of flooring. And like all major brands like Mohawk, Beaulieu and others, they all have a range of styles and quality. They all have value based products that may not look so great within a few years. And they all have excellent quality that wear well and provide better value by buying more upfront. I read the reviews because I sell all brands. If the review is more specific to the mill's collection or fiber brand, then it would be more constructive. It misleads the customer to say never buy from Shaw or Mohawk or etc.. Homeowners need to keep records should be easier now that they can be e-mailed & saved. Record the steam cleanings, vacuum well with a basic vacuum not an over powered model that may be too hard on most styles. The quality & performance features to all carpet is the style; such as plush verses loop(& many styles between) Type of Fiber and its construction and face weight. The more fiber on that carpet the better. There are other factors, but all carpet mills have the full range of quality. Best advice is to find that flooring dealer with years of experience that doesn't play the carpet sale games and relies on word of mouth to compete with the big box.
Date created: 2013-06-22
Name: Cherie' Roy
"Pure unadulturated garbage"
I moved into my brand new mobile home July 2011. My carpet is unfortunately Shaw. Since day one I noticed the carpet in certain area's around baseboards fraying. We are not talking a little this is a lot. It has snags in it and is showing wear pattern. I live here alone and am very easy on things. This July I will have been here two years. For the past year and 3/4's I have complained to Advantage Homes to no avail. This was all under warranty. Well Advantage bailed leaving me holding the bag and turned it over to Champion who is under the miss conception this can be repaired. Shaw needs a class action suit brought against them. I will one way or the other get this garbage replaced. My next contact is Shaw and from there if they do not reimburse me for this mess so I can go else where I will be talking to 7 on your side.
Date created: 2013-06-12
Name: W. Beaumont
"Very matted and faded"
In less than one year carpet is very matted and faded/different color in higher usage area. Had carpet cleaned after one year - cleaner said he can't believe how worn the carpet was for one year old. Shaw been to see it - even the rep says there is a problem, but factory denying it. Going to take this one all the way as it now looks worse after one year in terms of wear, matting and fade than the 25 year old carpet we took out. Shaw warranties are worthless - I do not feel I am dealing with a reputable company that stands behind its products.
Date created: 2013-06-01
Name: G. Wright
"I got you Berber"
Had our whole house carpeted in this Shaw carpet in November 2012. I am so very disappointed. It is packing terribly. Only my husband and I, who are senior citizens, live in our house. No other traffic. We were gone for the first 2 months after this carpet was installed. So less than 5 months after installation, it is not holding up well at all. I would not recommend this carpet to anyone.