Fixing a Pool Table: Cost Factors to Consider

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There are several factors that impact the cost of restoring a pool table in Phoenix. Understanding the various factors can help you decide how much money to put aside to pay for the restoration project.

Felt Replacement

The first thing to consider is the cost of replacing the felt. Longer pool tables will obviously cost more to re-felt. You can opt for the cheapest felt cloth to save money, but experts advise against this. Replacing it with a higher-quality cloth will make the felt last longer. Most home pool tables use woolen cloth for felt. This heavy fabric contains at least 60% wool and lasts for many years. If you’re looking for a more professional-playing experience, you’ll want to cover the table in worsted wool; the distinct pattern of the wool makes the balls roll faster.

Felt Repair

Next, you need to consider which repairs you can perform yourself. When replacing all of the felt, a professional installation is highly recommended. However, if you’re just repairing parts of the felt, you can always save money by using self-adhesive felt patches. If you know how to sew, you can use a curved needle to repair small holes in the felt. Performing these types of repairs yourself will save you a lot of money on the restoration.

Table Recovering

The cost of recovering the whole table depends on several aspects, such as whether you need to replace the rails or bumpers. Replacing rails and bumpers will, of course, increase the cost of the project. Other aspects that impact the cost of recovering the table include any leveling, refinishing, moving, dismantling and assembling that the project requires. Rail replacements are often necessary to ensure a good pool-playing experience because the rails affect how the balls bounce and roll.

Do you have a pool table that you want to restore? Here at Billard Gallery, we help restore many types of pool tables, including presidential billiards, kingdom billiards, CL Bailey billiards and west state billiards. We also specialize in shuffleboards. Contact us today to learn more about the process of restoring a pool table.