The Only Billiards Table Maintenance Guide You’ll Need

The Only Billiards Table Maintenance Guide You’ll Need

Billiards table are now considered by many as a precious investment that should be properly maintained and taken care of. Myrtle Beach pool tables are not cheap investments, regardless of whether you buy a brand new or already used table. Add to this the costs required for maintenance and upkeep. If you own a pool table, it is important that you know how to properly take care of your investment. Failure to do so may mean more expenses for you to either restore or repair your table. And if the damage of wear and tear is beyond repair, you are left with the option to buy a new one or forget everything about owning a pool table and playing a game at your convenience. Here is an easy maintenance guide that you can follow to be able to use your billiards tables for much longer. Who knows, you just might be able to pass it on as a family heirloom to your children. 1. Do not attempt to move the table on your own If you want to rearrange the furniture in your game or recreation room and would have to move your pool table, it is best to hire professionals like those from Elko Spas Billiards & Pools to help you do this. Keep in mind that pool tables are installed and leveled in a certain way to ensure efficiency when using the table and playing a game. Should you try and move it or even give it a slight push, this will cause the table to become un-level. Aside from this, it may also cause the slate seams...
Pool Table Buying Guide

Pool Table Buying Guide

Are you in the market for a pool table? The first thing you need to know is that this venture takes careful planning and preparations. You are on the right track by looking up tips and guides, so congratulations! The second thing you need to remember is that it is not like an ordinary purchase, which you can easily bring back for replacement in case you bought the wrong size, color, style, or dimension. This kind of investment can be stressful especially for someone without sufficient knowledge and experience. With that said, here are things you need to consider to help you easily purchase a pool table Myrtle Beach: Know what you want to buy. Before you even start looking and considering pool tables, you should first find out and decide what you want to buy. You can easily do this by browsing through the internet the various types, sizes, and designs of pool tables available. Make a list of the features that you want in your table, the dimensions, and design. Creating this list will help you not only save time, money, and effort in shopping for pool tables, but it will also help you keep focused on what you are buying. If you have not listed what you are looking for in a pool table, it will be easy for you to get distracted of the various options made available to you when you visit a local shop. When you continue to get distracted, you will end up exhausting all your energy looking around and not finding what you want. As a result, you spend your time and...
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...