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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...
The Importance of Changing the Cloth On Your Pool Table

The Importance of Changing the Cloth On Your Pool Table

A key aspect of maintaining your pool table is learning when to change its cloth cover. Although your billiard tables are made from slate, which is a highly durable material that can last for more than a decade, do not forget that pool table covers wear over time, especially when it is being used frequently. The cloth covers of billiard tables do not last as long as the slate so it would be helpful to know when you need to replace your cloth cover to ensure it won’t cause problems or damage to other parts of the table. What are the primary causes of damage to your pool table’s cloth covers? The covers of your billiard tables become worn out after some time of excessive use. When the table is being used often and for longer periods of time, friction from the ball can cause the cloth cover to wear out. Aside from this, the chalk collected from the pool balls serve as an abrasive that tears away the fibers on the cloth cover. Pool balls that often fall or bounce on the table can also cause damage on the cover. These are, however, natural occurrences when playing pool and using the table. So there really is very little information in preventing or limiting these occurrences, unless you won’t actually use your billiard tables. You can opt to use your billiard tables more carefully, but keep in mind that changing the cloth cover is inevitable. You will have to allocate time and money for this to ensure a longer lifespan for your billiard table. How to know when it’s...
Yes, Pool Tables ARE Great Investments!

Yes, Pool Tables ARE Great Investments!

When thinking of investments, pool tables are probably the last on your list of potential purchases. The average individual would opt to put their money on real estate or cars. Very few, if there are any, would think about buying a billiards table, most of which don’t even realize that they’re buying a truly worthy investment. Aside from being a popular game, there are many other benefits that people get from buying a billiards table; thus, resulting in a constant number of purchases every year. It has effectively surpassed the success of other tabletop games – including hockey, football, and ping-pong – with regards to sales records and popularity. What makes pool tables a great investment? We all know that a billiard table supports the play of various games. It also serves as a fun hobby to help pass the time. If you are one of those people who likes sports, this may indeed be a good form of investment for you. How about those other people who are not into sports? Other than serving the purpose of playing pool and other similar games, a billiard table provides other benefits as well from an investor’s point of view. Form of entertainment for the whole family and guests Like the swimming pool, a billiard table can serve as a great form of entertainment for the entire family. It can also serve as an entertainment for parties or get-togethers. Friends can come over to talk, hang out and play billiards if you have a pool table. It can be a great attraction to your home, impressing your friends, guests, boss, and...