How To Buy A Pool Table
Bring a game room classic into your home. Pool tables and billiards tables provide year-round fun for family and friends of all ages.
A quality pool table can help set the tone for your home’s rec room or living room. You can select from a variety of materials, finishes and fabrics to find a billiards table that’s right for you. From sleek laminates to hardwood constructions, your new pool table can seamlessly blend into our home.
For convenience, choose a pool table that comes with the game’s parts and accessories included, like cues, billiard balls and much more. Make the most of your billiards table, and shop pool cues
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When you’re making your purchase, you can select from a variety of pool table finishes, materials and covers.
Pool tables are available with both wool and nylon fabric surfaces in colors that range between traditional green to deep-hued burgundy. Nylon, wool and synthetic covers are commonly used as the fabric covering your slate playing surface, providing both durability and a smooth, consistent texture for play.
Regulation-size pool tables have a playing surface that is twice as long as it is wide. You will find pool tables in a variety of sizes, though most used in homes are 8-feet in length.
A slate playing surface is recommended by the Billiard Congress of America as the only playing surface for tournament play, as it provides exceptional stability and durability. Most slate surfaces come in three different sections that are leveled together.
Added features help you make the most of your billiards table. Think about purchasing a table with an automatic ball return system, for example. Features like reinforced legs and water-resistant fabric on your table's surface give your billiards set longevity.
Details like updated corner caps and "ball and claw" legs add a stylish accent, while molded gum-rubber cushioning provides responsive bounce-making on every bank shot.
Consider the pockets on your pool table. Pockets can be constructed of leather, plastic or rubber. For a decorative touch, choose a pool table with a friend or shield cover pocket.