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Easy To Follow Guide For Effective Pool Tables Maintenance

Easy To Follow Guide For Effective Pool Tables Maintenance

Pool tables are not cheap investments. This is why it is extremely important that you learn how to properly take care of them. You must keep in mind that billiards tables will eventually deteriorate, regardless of how frequently you use it and even if you do not use it all. You need to be prepared for whatever will happen to your billiard table because wear and tear is inevitable. Instead of spending a lot of time and money on billiard repairs and other related problems, focus your resources on properly taking care of your billiard table. Be a responsible billiards table owner and follow this easy guide on effective maintenance to become one step ahead with potential problems and repairs. Keep your tables clean at all times When cleaning your tables, you need to ensure no dust, chalk and other debris are left on the table or within the table cloth and slate. Keep in mind that these may affect the quality of play as well as cause damage to your tables if left to accumulate. For more effective cleaning, experts suggest using a vacuum cleaner instead of just a table brush. This will ensure that all dirt and dust on the table will be removed rather than pushing it around the table and into the cloth and slate which is what happens when you use a table brush. The best type of vacuum to use is a small hand vacuum on its lowest setting. This will be sufficient to remove all unwanted materials from your table and within the table cloth and slate without damaging them. A pool...
Key Factors To Consider When Buying Full Size Pool Tables

Key Factors To Consider When Buying Full Size Pool Tables

There are different types of pool tables, each having a different size that is appropriate to the person using the table. There is the 7-feet variety, which is often for the amateur players. There is also a 9-foot table for those who are looking to play more billiard games. And if you want the professional table, you should opt for a full size table. These more professional full size billiard tables are often for those who are looking for bigger and wider surface to play on, allowing them to exercise great precision and thus, exclusive control over their cue balls. Standards and requirements If you are looking to buy professional pool tables, you will need to follow a couple of professional standards and requirements. Keep in mind that full size billiard tables are specifically designed for professional players and private games and tournaments. Thus, it is important that you follow these standards: At least 9-feet of space around the table and the cues. A separate entertainment or game room that is exclusive for pool and billiard games. If you do not have an extra room for your full size billiard table, you could opt to remodel your unused garage or basement into a game room. Make sure, however, that there is enough space for the table as well as moving space for the players to efficiently maneuver around the room. Otherwise, you can also opt for an outdoor table, which is designed to add to your lawn’s appeal. Purchasing full size pool tables You can buy full size billiard tables online and from many local stores. However, if this...
How to Take Better Care of Your Pool Tables

How to Take Better Care of Your Pool Tables

To improve maintenance, it is critical that you find out what types of elements could potentially damage your pool tables. Knowing more about these elements will help you avoid or control them so they won’t inflict damage to your tables. Sitting on your pool tables According to an expert, Roberts of Escalade Sports, “The no.1 sin for a pool table owner is to sit on it.” Despite knowing this, however, there are lots of individuals who still do it, thinking their billiard table is sturdy enough to support their weight. There are various reasons why this is the number one sin. Among the top reasons, is the fact that sitting on the pool tables can cause your rubber rail pads to become loose and pop off when you do it more than once. Ordinarily, these pads are glued to the rails just tightly enough to handle the average weight. More than that and they will easily snap off. Another reason is that frequent sitting and even knocking or shaking, can result in pressing your table’s pin into the lodging until the table eventually starts to wobble. This could make your table weaker and, thus, it could be easily knocked off balance. Keep in mind that the stronger the foundation and legs of your billiard table, the longer it will serve you. So try not to sit on it or bump it frequently. Also, it helps if you place it in a wide and spacious room allowing you and your guests plenty of room to maneuver without knocking the table. Pets and everything they could bring to your pool tables...
What Is The Proper Playing Surface For Pool Tables?

What Is The Proper Playing Surface For Pool Tables?

When shopping for pool tables, among the questions that you need to ask should be to know what type of playing surface it has. According to the Billiard Congress of America Equipment Specifications, the most appropriate playing surface should be able to maintain flatness and should not deflect too much. The bed should have a billiard fabric covering made of wool to avoid unnecessary rolling off of the balls. They recommend three pieces of slate that is at least 1 inch thick for tournament sized tables and one-piece slate for home tables. What is a slate in pool tables? A slate is a morphed sedimentary rock similar to shale. Because of this, it is often called a metamorphic rock. Its original form as a sedimentary rock morphs into a slate when heat and pressure is gradually applied. The morphing process is a slow one to ensure the right change is made. Because of the morphing process, the slate now has low water absorption index and, thus, is now resistant to damage from frosting. This is why slates are also used to make tombstones, roof tiles, chalkboards, and pool table playing surface. There is a wide range of slate resources as it is mined in many cities including Wales, France, Virginia, Vermont, and New York. What makes slate an exceptional playing surface for pool tables? According to experts, aside from being highly resistant to frost damage, slate is considered the best choice for a pool table playing surface because of its stability. You can cut slate into thin sheets or turn it into grains, making it an ideal and affordable...
Are Covers Extremely Important For Pool Tables?

Are Covers Extremely Important For Pool Tables?

There are many accessories and necessities that will need to be considered by owners of pool tables. Contrary to what many believe, these accessories are extremely important in effectively maintaining your billiard tables, ensuring a longer life span and basically taking care of this precious piece of investment. If you are thinking of getting accessories for your billiards table, it is important that you make sure that you purchase a compatible accessory. Keep in mind that there are specific size, design, and style of accessories especially designed for certain types of billiards table. So the type of accessory you buy will actually depend on the certain type, design, and size of your table. One of the most common accessory owners of billiards table buy is the pool table cover. Those that come with the table when you first purchased it often have lower quality. Hence, experts advise you buy a sturdier table cover suited to the specific type of billiards table you bought. Buying covers for pool tables There are different aspects that you will have to consider in choosing the cover that you will buy for your billiards table. The cover’s material – The most common materials purchased are vinyl and leatherette. The type of games played on the table Your funds for the purchase – There is a wide range of differently priced covers that you can choose from. Keep in mind, though, that not all affordably priced covers are as durable and long-lasting as the expensive ones. Benefits of using appropriate covers as protection to your pool tables Listed below are some of the many benefits...
Making Your Pool Tables Work With Your Carpeting

Making Your Pool Tables Work With Your Carpeting

Pool tables are often placed in a game room that already has carpeting. This often poses a huge problem for many homeowners as the carpet messes up the stable leveling of the floor, which is a major requirement for your billiards table to be used most efficiently. Keep in mind that a pool table needs a stable level flooring to position it properly and ensure the game will not be easily disrupted. This is why having carpeting in your game room creates different challenges in positioning your pool tables. One of the primary challenges you will face in positioning the billiard table is caused by the foam padding under the carpet. When carpeting is installed in your flooring, foam padding is first laid out. This prevents the carpet from being affected by moisture and other damage from the subflooring. Other parts of your home have thicker foam padding, such as your basement for maximum protection. The padding makes it difficult for you to establish a level positioning for your table because this is soft and mushy and may take several weeks before it crushes to its final thickness. By this time, it will be easier for you to achieve a level positioning for your table. On the other hand, when the padding has crushed to its final thickness, it will go back to it its original shape and form even when you removed the furniture that has crushed it. The dent will remain in the carpet and can be an eyesore when you decide to move the billiard table in another room or when you decide to sell the...