Q. What is pool table felt?
A. Pool table felt is a cloth blend of 75% wool and 25% Nylon. Iwan Simonis is a "worsted" blend of cloth.
Q. What does "worsted" mean?
A. Worsted means "tightly woven". Worsted cloth does not shed or "pill". The smooth cloth gives you a superior playing surface and a faster playing game.
Q. I bought some "felt" at my local craft store, can I use that instead of pool table felt?
A. No. The felt you buy in a store is not designed for pool tables and will not give you any playability on your pool table.
Q. How long will it take to refelt my pool table?
A. Approximately 2-3 hours
Q. I am moving and my pool table will need to be moved; will I need to replace the felt?
A. Absolutely not. As long as the cloth is in good shape ( no rips or tears) it can be reused. We have clients who move every couple of years and keep the same cloth on their pool table. As long as it is meticulously removed, it can be reused.
Q. I just had my pool table refelted and now I have these "white dots" all over it? What are they?
A. Those white marks are called "ball burns". From the first games, you will notice that some small, usually white, dots appear on the billiard cloth. Do not worry, it’s normal, they are called micro-burns or ball burns. These ball burns are actually marks that remain on the fabric as a result of the degradation of the surface of the ball. Hitting a cue ball actually accelerates it from 0 to over 30 km/h (20 MPH) in just a fraction of a second. The resulting friction temperature between the ball and the cloth can easily reach 250°c (482°F). High-quality balls such as Aramith will prevent these burn marks. Aramith balls are the only ones made from genuine phenolic resin: their molecular structure is engineered to be wear resistant at these high temperatures, making Aramith balls far less vulnerable to abrasive burn spots. They hold their high luster and smoothness over a much longer period of time, resulting in minimal ball and table cloth wear. To reduce the appearance of micro-burns, the cloth and the balls must be clean.