What you need to know before buying a pool table

Author: Eversole Pool and Spa

August 23, 2016

Looking to add something special to your game room? The centerpiece to any game room is definitely a pool table! There are a few things you need to know before buying a pool table of your own.

What size table do you need?

The size of the table is more important than you might think. Yes, a bigger table is going to cost more, but the advantages will outweigh the cost. If you opt for a smaller table because of the cost you may find down the road that your skills have progressed and you need a bigger table to challenge yourself. You may also find that the balls get clustered because of the smaller table. If you have room in your home or establishment a 4×9 table is best to start with.

Investment.

Price is always a factor in the purchase decision as we have discussed previously but you should never opt for a smaller table just to save a few hundred bucks. A pool table is an investment that will last you for many years as long as you take care of it. Pool tables last for generations so you will never have to worry about not getting your money’s worth.

Have you considered color and style?

Did you know you can find table felts in blue, green or even red? You should always consider your room decor when picking a color but also think about how your table will look years down the road in a different colored room. You want to be aware of choosing a lighter color felt because they may show chalk and grease stains more easily.

Pool tables come in many different stains and wood grains to suit your style from basic stains to specialty colors. These tables are not just available in the basic style anymore but can be personalized right down to the style of the table legs. Personalizing your pool table is a great way to stand out but the classic feel billiard feel will never go out of style.

Location, location, location.

Before buying your pool table do you have a flat room to put it in? Don’t forget that temperature plays an important role in the longevity of your pool table. Keeping your table in a cool, dry place is the best way to keep your cloth and balls good as new. Also, since some tables may weigh over a ton it is best to leave your table in one spot to keep the wear and tear to a minimum.

We provided just a few things that you should consider before purchasing your first billiards table but there are always things to think about before making an investment. Don’t worry though because a pool table will be there creating memories for years to come.

 

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