Billiard Gallery FAQs
- What colors of billiard felt are available for a pool table?
- How much room do I need for my pool table?
- What are the standard sizes for pool tables?
- How long will my pool table felt last?
- Can I put a pool table upstairs?
- How should I brush/clean my pool table?
- Why should I hire a professional to move my pool table?
- When should I replace the cushions on my pool table?
What colors of billiard felt are available for a pool table?
There are a wide variety of colors available when it comes to choosing your felt. From traditional greens to darker colors like blacks and greys and bright blues and reds, there’s really no limitations when it comes to picking out your felt. However, you’ll want to consider factors like lighting, as well as the contrast between the felt color and the billiard balls. If your pool table is in a well-lit area, a bright color may not be the best option. Similarly, darker colors won’t be ideal in a dimly lit room. The most popular colors tend to be traditional green, tan, and blue felt.
How much room do I need for my pool table?
Having enough room around your pool table is important to enjoying it properly. You’ll want to consider the length of your pool sticks and being able to navigate around the table. In general, an additional 5-8 feet of space around each side of the table is ideal. Pool tables are twice as long as they are wide, and with most tables running at 7′ and 8′, a 8.5’x12.5′ square footage space should be considered a safe minimum square footage to place your table.
What are the standard sizes for pool tables?
The most common size for a pool table is 7 feet in length. This is the size you’ll most often see featured in bars, pubs, arcades, and other establishments. The width of each pool table is half of the length, putting the total size of a 7-foot table at 3.5×7 feet. If you’re used to playing at your favorite local pub, this is a size you’ll be most familiar with.
8 and 9-foot tables are also available. 8 foot pool tables are typically referred to as tournament size, and many leagues and tournaments use 8′ tables. The additional space on an 8′ table allows for less clustering of the pool balls, and gives enough room to comfortably enjoy both 8-ball and 9-ball games. If you’re an aspiring professional, a 9′ table provides the most challenging billiards experience and is generally considered the professional-sized table.
For the average billiards fan, we find that an 8′ table is often the ideal choice when space and budget allows.
How long will my pool table felt last?
This depends on a range of factors, including how often you play on the table. The more you play, the sooner your felt will wear out. The environment your pool table is in can affect the felt, too. Exposure to sunlight can speed up the deterioration of the felt, and pets, food, and drinks on or near the table can mean needing a felt replacement sooner than you would otherwise. On average, you can expect well-maintained felt to last upwards of 5 years before felt replacement is typically recommended.
Can I put a pool table upstairs?
Of course! While the considerable weight of a pool table may cause concerns about placement upstairs, homes built to typical code standards will have no problems supporting a pool table. As long as the pool table doesn’t exceed the weight limit of the floor, the only logistical obstacle to overcome will be getting the pool table upstairs. That’s why having our professional team on your side is a must!
How should I brush/clean my pool table?
There isn’t a one-size fits all answer to this question, but we will say that there’s no such thing as too often! Still, regular cleaning of the felt, billiard balls, and railings is a must for maximum enjoyment and the longest possible lifespan of your table. Setting a regular schedule alongside another common weekly or semi-weekly household chore like vacuuming the room your pool table in is a great way to stay on top of brushing and cleaning your pool table.
Why should I hire a professional to move my pool table?
For starters, pool tables are quite heavy! It’s not as simple as having a friend lift the other side of a couch. A pool table is heavy, bulky, and has delicate parts that likely need to be disassembled and reassembled when being moved for best results. You’ll definitely want your pool table to be in good hands when being moved to protect your table and ensure both the table and you don’t sustain any damage in the process. We follow a detailed moving process that includes expert disassembly, packaging, transport, and reassembly which is why we’re been trusted for decades to handle moving pool tables professionally.
When should I replace the cushions on my pool table?
As pool cushions are made using rubber, you’ll want to replace them at some point in time to ensure your pool table is performing normally. Worn cushions won’t provide the amount of spring to bounce the pool balls off the rails correctly, negatively affecting the quality of your game. You’ll want to pay attention to deformities in your cushions, a lack of bounce, or pool balls rolling strangely after impact with the cushions. Sunlight, heat, and humidity are all factors that can speed up the deterioration of the cushions as well. Generally speaking, cushions kept in ideal conditions should last well over a decade, with high-quality cushions lasting for well over 20 years.