Whether you’ve just begun the exciting process of purchasing a pool table or have been thinking about it for a long time, preparation is vital.
While pool tables can be an excellent addition to your house, they are an investment, and like any other, you should be prepared before making the purchase.
With the correct table, your game room will become a popular spot among your friends, and you’ll get a lot of usage (and fun) out of it. Choosing a pool table entails much more than just placing one that you like.
There are numerous factors to consider before deciding on your ideal table, and if you can be completely prepared at every stage of the purchasing process, you will be certain to end up with a table and game room that you adore.
Your Game Room’s Dimensions
Whether you plan to install your pool table in a game room or simply want to add some excitement to your basement, the space you have available is important. Pool tables are not little items, measuring ranging from 6 to 12 feet in length. When determining the size of your pool table, consider more than simply its length. To provide a good playing experience, you’ll need plenty of space all around the table.
During a game, you’ll need enough space to maneuver comfortably around the edge of your table, as well as an area for your cue.
Your Financial Plan
Pool tables are an investment, and some dealerships provide financing alternatives. While pool tables can vary greatly in price, understanding your budget can allow you to narrow down your possibilities. When creating your budget, keep in mind the additional expenses that come with purchasing a pool table.
You must examine the entire cost of the table, as well as any additional costs that may come with it, such as:
- Future relocation costs
- Maintenance expenditures
Table Size Options
As previously stated, the size of your space influences the number of pool tables you can have. If you have a vast room, you can pretty much choose any pool table; however, the size of your table will affect your gaming. If you intend to use your table to teach your children how to play, you may want to choose a smaller table so that they have greater success and a more enjoyable playing experience.However, if your table will only be used by adults, you have the freedom to choose between table sizes as long as you have adequate space!
Pool Table Materials
Pool tables are available in a variety of styles, and the materials used can affect which ones are right for you. While we’ve already discussed the differences between laminate and wood, there are two other materials to consider when looking for a pool table:
- The felt
- The table top
Most significantly, the felt on your table influences your playing experience, with some being more durable than others or allowing for smoother performance. One of the greatest and most popular tablecloths is produced from a combination of felt and worsted wool. Your tabletop is the firm surface beneath the felt.
How to Care for Your Pool Table
After purchasing a pool table, you’ll want to do everything you can to extend its expected life. Knowing how to care for your table is an important part of this.
Your pool table care routine should include the following:
- Brushing the felt.
- Keep it covered.
- Never move it on your own.
- Make repairs to your felt as soon as tears appear.
- Cleaning the Felt