Consumer reviews of Shaw carpets are generally mixed. Shaw is a large carpet company that owns a number of smaller manufacturers. Shaw produces such a wide variety of different carpets that it is difficult to gauge an overall quality rating.
Consumer reviews of Shaw carpets on Flooring.net are mostly negative. Many of the reviewers on this site state that the carpet is of a low quality and degrades quickly. However, these reviews often do not indicate the exact carpet type or distributor. Both are factors that may affect the quality of the carpet.
BerberCarpetBible.com notes that the Shaw manufacturer's name is not in itself an indication of quality, though some brands produced under Shaw are a reasonably good value.