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...
Essential Tips For First Time Buyers Of Billiard Table

Essential Tips For First Time Buyers Of Billiard Table

Billiards has become a popular sport and hobby for many individuals. This is why many homes and restaurants now have one or two pool tables. They don’t only serve as a form of entertainment when you are inviting some friends over, but they also serve as an attractive piece of decoration/furniture in a room, not to mention a profit-earning addition to one’s restaurant or bar. If you are considering buying your first billiard table, here are some useful tips to make your purchase more successful. Determine if you have sufficient space for a pool table. Generally, the standard size of a pool table is 9 feet. You need add several feet more on every side to ensure maximum comfort when playing the game. You can opt to get the specific measurements of the table you want to buy and find out if you have a room or if there is an area in your home or restaurant that is big enough for the pool table plus the necessary adjustments to allow people to maneuver efficiently and comfortably. You can also do it the other way around. Find a room where you want to place the billiard table and get its measurements. Once you have the measurements, you’ll know what size pool table to purchase and it will be easier for you to shop for the best table for your home. Since this is the first time you’ll be buying a table for Myrtle Beach billiards, it’s best to get the highest quality available. Buying a pool table is also an investment so you need to ensure you purchase a...
Pool Table Maintenance

Pool Table Maintenance

A billiard or pool table is a big investment and you need to know how to properly care for it so that you can enjoy the benefits for a lifetime.  Not only will the improper maintenance of a pool table cost your money, it will also have a negative effect on your game.  Maintaining your table doesn’t have to be a long drawn out process.  Small and consistent steps can avoid costly repairs. Pool Table Maintenance Helpful Tips When you first start using your pool table, the cloth will sometimes interfere with the actual roll of the balls. There is a breaking in period where the cloth needs to settle to the slate top.  You can actually speed up this process by brushing the cloth on a frequent basis.  Get in the habit of brushing the cloth both before and after every game.  You will want to brush the cloth in the same direction each time and avoid any circular motion when brushing.  If necessary, you can vacuum the table top, but here again, always in the same direction.  Always keep your pool table covered when not in use to avoid the affects of humidity and inadvertent spills or other hazards.  At Elko Spas, Billiards and Pools we have a great selection of pool table covers. Never store the billiard balls in the pockets of the table when not in use.  Balls will wear the cloth around the pockets over time and this will interfere with the balls dropping freely into the pockets during play.  If you have a pool table that is made from leather, storing the balls...
Billiards—Tools Of The Game

Billiards—Tools Of The Game

Learning how to play billiards can be a ton of fun, and there’s much to learn along the way, but here, we’ll discuss a few of the tools needed to play billiards and pool successfully. Billiards Balls Perhaps the tool that comes to mind first is the billiard balls. Every game has different balls. Those differences may be the size or quantity of the balls, the colors or the design. For example, carom billiard balls are rather large compared to other games. With a 2 7/16 inch diameter, these balls are bigger than regular pool balls, which are usually 2 ¼ inches in diameter. Pool balls are by far America’s most popular balls, although snooker follows close behind with a diameter of 2 1/16 inches. Billiards Tables Of course, you can’t just play the game with nothing but the balls—you will need a great table as well! Like the balls, there are many design features and styles that you can pick when choosing a pool table. The main rule that stays consistent here is that of the length being double the width. The tables are covered in a special cloth, which most of us call felt. It’s actually a type of woven wool or even nylon blend. It can also be called the baize. Due to the tables in most taverns being played on so often, the wear and tear on them will definitely show a lot faster. So, those tables will many times be made with a more sturdy cloth, but it causes the balls to be a little slower. Faster cloth or wool covering is used in...
Pool and Billiards—What’s the Difference?

Pool and Billiards—What’s the Difference?

The term used to describe the sport as a whole, has been billiards. It’s a name that most of us know and is still used generically for all games played with a cue stick and balls on a pool table. But the usage of the word has become more inclusive among competition players in certain geographic areas and groups. Take the United Kingdom for instance—there the word billiards is used specifically for English Billiards, yet in the USA, it might only be used to refer to carom games or even to eight-ball by a minority (For many players, this is the only cue game they know of). Presently, the two can be inter-changed to have the same meaning. It’s assumed that if people refer to one, then they are also speaking of the other one. There are some technical differences, however. In billiards, smaller balls are used and there are only three balls-yellow, red, and white. The yellow or white ball can be the striker balls. You can think of it as a pool game without pockets on the table. On standard billiards tables, the cloth makes the balls much faster. In three cushion billiards, the object of the game is to strike the object ball, go three rails, strike the other ball, or you could go three rails and aim to strike both of the object balls with the carom, which is also known as a cue ball. Many of us have a general idea of pool games and pool tables. Some may know about the variations in pool, like eight-ball, nine-ball or cut throat. Most of us...