Frequently Asked Questions
Questions regarding Moving a Pool Table
Questions In Regarding Refelting a Pool Table
Questions Regarding Room to Room Moves
Questions Regarding Buying A pool table
- The first thing you want to make sure of is that you have enough space for a pool table.
- One of the most important words when buying a pool table; SLATE, SLATE, SLATE! Make sure the playing surface is SLATE. Stay away from non-slate pool tables. Even though non-slate pool tables are less expensive than slate tables, they are not worth the money you save. Non- slate pool tables are made of composite board and in time will warp. You cannot refelt or change out the cushions on a non-slate pool table, nor can you level a non-slate pool table.
- Look for name brand pool tables such as Brunswick, Olhausen, Gandy, ProLine, etc. Name brands such as Brunswick and Olhausen will most of the time hold their value and if you decide to resell it, you should be able to get what you paid for it, if not more! Imported pool tables generally lose 50% of the value after purchase and DO NOT hold their value. Furthermore, imported pool tables are poorly constructed and do not have the high quality of workmanship that you would find in a Brunswick or Olhausen.
- Inspect the frame and cabinet look for any damage, such as cracks, chips and believe it or not TERMITE damage! Many times, we have gone to move a pool table only to get there and find it destroyed inside by termites. It looks beautiful on the outside, but the inside is infested with termites. Check for cockroaches as well.
- Inspect the legs; look for any damage from pets. Dogs love to chew on "ball and claw" legs and they also love to "mark their territory". Cats will also "mark their territory" on the legs as well as the cloth. No matter how hard you try, you will never get rid of the smell.
- Inspect the rails and aprons, looking for cracks or broken wood.
- Inspect the rubber cushions-You can test this by rolling a ball against all the rails. Stand at one end of the pool table and with some force, roll the ball towards the other end. if the cushions are good, the ball should bounce back 3-4 times. If you roll the ball and it goes "thud", the rubber cushions are "dead". To replace the rubber cushions, you also have to replace the cloth. The total cost for an 8' pool table is $695
- Inspect the pockets, looking for tears or rips.
- Inspect the cloth, looking for stains, rips, or tears.
- Ask about accessories