Consumer Reviews of StainMaster carpets
#13 of 18 brands of carpets
18% of customers recommend
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Date created: 2019-12-02
Location: Wilmington NC
1 out of 5
"Worst Carpet Ever!"
After a flood requiring all new flooring, we went with Stainmaster because we have 2 (very well-trained) dogs and wanted to upgrade what was originally in the condo. In less than a year, the carpet had irreversible stains, traffic patterns, unseemly seams, and signs of wear! It was professionally cleaned at great expense at 1.5 years. It is a constant source of angst for me as I look at three bedrooms with unsightly stains and obvious crushed fibers from simply walking on it. NEVER will I recommend this carpet to anyone! It should be named "StainMAKER!"
Date created: 2019-11-29
Location: Long Beach ny
1 out of 5
We purchased $8,000 worth of Stainmaster carpet for our apartment and 3 years later, from pet stains and foot traffic, it looks horendous! I'm so disgusted and upset. It says in the warrantee, on the back of your receipt, that it needs to be professionally cleaned every 12 mo (to those of you who said you were never told) but we bought our own rug cleaning machine and it still doesn't work. Had I known this, I would have done it right the first time and ordered wood floors, but being in a coop we're supposed to have 80% carpeted. it's really embarrassing and so depressing that we don't have that kind of money to waste. I'll be on board with that class action law suit if anyone files. we need the money for a new floor!!
long beach ny
Date created: 2019-10-27
Name: Mr used
Model: Pet stain
1 out of 5
All your products have no prime when you point to the ground where you gotta clean. Why do thess big companies get away with this bull. Bottle system.
Date created: 2019-07-22
Name: C. Painter
Location: Birdsboro, PA
Model: Stainmaster Pet Protect
1 out of 5
I purchased stainmaster pet protect carpeting and pet protect padding less than 3 years ago from Lowe’s. I also had the carpeting installed through Lowe’s. It is now just shy of three years and my carpeting is buckling down the center of my living room, and fibers keep coming out. I contacted Lowe’s ( who of course couldn’t help me). They referred me to the installation people, who of course couldn’t help me. Unless I had purchased the extended warranty. They then of course passed the buck to stainmaster! Now keep in mind this carpet is supposed to have a 25 year warranty (that’s a joke)! So I then contacted stainmaster. So they said they only make and guarantee the fibers for stains! They send the fibers to another manufacturer to be put onto the backing. They of course can’t help me either! So much for the 25 year farce of a warranty. There resolution was I would have to (pay) to have someone come and re-stretch my rug. And as far as fibers coming out, that was normal also. Now if I had bald spot (maybe) that would be different. So as always, nobody takes responsibility for their products or services, unless you pay big bucks for expended warranties! I will not purchase, or recommend stainmaster carpeting ever again. Consumers be aware of manufacturer and installation warranties, they are basically useless. Lowe’s, their installation people and stainmaster could care less about my issues. They got my money, so too bad for me or you.
Date created: 2019-07-20
Name: Karen Akins
1 out of 5
Started having stain break through (pet urine) within 1 year after purchase. Cleaned with vinegar and warm water as the warranty recommended. Called Mohawk on three other occasions. They said to get it professionally clean with water base and no detergents. Did that two separate times. After each cleaning, it looked good for about 90 days, then we started all over again. Called company. "Get it professionally clean." Stain comes back. My carpet looks horrible. Our local salesman has been great. He has tried to help. We filed a claim and an inspector came. Conclusion - Not a manufacturer related issue. Recurring spots not a defect. That's a crock!! Warranty brochure reads "All Pet Protection. Only carpet protection and warranty that covers all pets, all accidents, all the time." claim #R-7398027
Date created: 2019-07-16
Name: Cheryl Dansberger
Location: Baltimore, MD
1 out of 5
"Stains Don't Come Out!"
Don't buy StainMaster in the Baltimore area. You will never hear from the area manager if you have a problem and I have been calling my dealer at least once a month for almost a year. This carpet is a piece of crap!
Date created: 2019-06-29
Name: J. Adkins
Location: West Monroe, LA
Model: Pet Protect
5 out of 5
"Excellent for bad stains!"
Carpet has resisted blood, urine, feces, and vomit and looks brand new when cleaned after a year and a half with a special needs pet! It is a cream / white color and I have been amazed at how all pet accidents come right up! Excellent crush resistance also! Highly recommend!
Date created: 2019-06-20
Location: Dexter, NM
1 out of 5
"Stainmaster is definitely a master of stains!"
I am posting this out of desperation and frustration! We remodeled our home and used Lowe's in Carlsbad, NM. We purchased over $40,000.00 worth of merchandise from Lowe's! We have a different Orange home improvement store that is 18 miles from our home; however, we chose to drive 80 miles one way to Lowe's!
We had really great experiences and were pleased with our prior purchases. The store in Carlsbad was going through some difficult times due to lack of employees due to the oil boom in the area.
We ordered over$20,000.00 worth of flooring from them. We waited several months for the order to come in and for them to deliver our flooring.
Several things went wrong with the wood flooring, but the new manager was very helpful and all was worked out. We also ordered the TOP of the line StainMaster carpet and padding. It was put in 3 bedrooms and our living room.
Our home had a water leak and the 2 smaller bedrooms had to have the carpet and padding replaced. Once again we used Lowe's and purchased the exact same carpet and padding again!
Fast forward to about a year later...
I started noticing that the carpet was not clean. The carpet stained from my husband's work boots and where our dog would roll around. I have a carpet cleaner and cleaned it. At first it seemed to work. After about 3 weeks, the stains were back. I cleaned it again... same results.
Fast forward again and now we had a couple of accidents from our older dog urinating on the carpet. I immediately leaned it with my carpet cleaner. Again.... stain was gone and then returned.
I have been trying to get some help with this carpet for over 18 months. The new manager at the Lowe's in Carlsbad has never returned my calls. I have contacted Stain Master and they informed me that I had voided the warranty because I had not had the carpet professionally cleaned by a specific date. I immediately called a Lowe's again and was again given the run around. The last contact I had with them I was told by an employee that the manager said I could drive 80 miles one way and they would let me have a carpet cleaner and clean it myself! I asked again to please speak with the manager..... I heard her tell the employee that I could do this or forget it. Lowe's was done dealing with me!
I am so disgusted....
I now have $10,000 worth of stained carpet. I have yet to find anything that will get these stains out of my carpet.
My husband and I were NEVER told about this professional cleaning issue that would void our warranty... we purchased this exact carpet twice and were NEVER told about this!
So..... I am warning everyone out there... DO NOT purchase anything from Lowe's if you expect for them to inform you of all the policies corporations placed on their inferior products and warranties!
Do yourself a huge favor and purchase local!
Lowe's and Stain Master dropped the ball and now we are paying a huge price for believing in these two businesses!
Date created: 2019-06-10
1 out of 5
"Stain master nylon carpet"
Worst carpet wearing after a year I'm having the same problem as everyone one else they won't warranty the carpet... I would like to start a class
Date created: 2019-04-29
Name: A Schulman
Location: Lawrence KS
1 out of 5
"Poor quality carpet. Warranty a scam"
We purchased an expensive Stainmaster carpet 16 months ago. We are a household of 2 people and noticed wear issues within the first 12 months. We contacted the store in Kansas City where we had purchased the carpet. When not getting any satisfaction from them, we contacted Stainmaster directly. I was told that they only warranty against fiber retention (twist), not matting or crushing. Their independent inspector said that fiber was a 4 out of 5 for retention so Stainmaster said that they are not responsible. They told us that we are required to clean the carpet with hot-water extraction every 12-18 months, which we were never told by our salesperson when purchasing. So we had a local carpet care expert with 40 years of cleaning experience out last week to clean the carpet. After cleaning and raking, there was absolutely no change. The carpet is still discolored and totally matted. He noted that the fiber is not retaining its twist and that's what's causing the problem. Back to Stainmaster today with a copy of his notes, receipt proving cleaning and photos. Got a call from our rep there, this time not as nice and friendly as in the past. She was adamant and insistent that this is not their problem. We replaced carpet that was 20 years old and it was in better shape than this new Stainmaster carpet. We will never purchase this product again.