Tips For Buying a Pool Table

If you are considering purchasing a pool table then there a number of key elements that should be taken into account before making that all important final decision.

1 . Budget This is probably where most people start when looking at choices and given today’s financial climate it becomes even more important. As a way to acquire a desk with the longer term in mind it’s well worth considering how much money you need to buy the right table alternatively than how much money you have today – which may mean you conclude with a quick term option that you simply find you need to replace in a very short while of time. Best billiard tables range in price considerably based on a few of the key elements that are referenced below.

2. Pool tables for sale come in a number of different sizes (generally 7′, 8′ or 9′) and you are able to have the money to get any one of the available choices it’s worth giving consideration to the room you have available for your pool table. You must not simply take into account the actual scale the pool table but also the required playing space around the table. It’s not worthy of having an 8′ pool table in an area that means your pool cue is wedged up against a fire or a windows when trying to make that all important taken.

3. Branded/Non Branded There are different types of branding to consider in respect of getting a pool table. You have the manufacturers brand, such as Olhausen and then you will find the design brand, such as Harley Davidson. The two elements teamed together often determine the end price of the table. You could expect to pay in the region of $2500 upwards for an Olhausen 7ft pool table. However, if you would like a Harley Davidson Olhausen table then that could raise the price to approximately $3000 upwards. Saying that, your friends will always be there to play on a Harley Davidson Olhausen Pool Table would not they?

4. Slate/Non Record or non slate – that is the question. Well actually, if you ask most purists they will say it’s not a question at all, it must be slate. OK, let me back up, first we should cover what the slate actually is. Underneath the billiard thought is the play surface. Traditionally this has always been slate and is generally the preferred option. Slate gives an even play surface that will last for years. Saying that, non slate options have come a long way. There are now materials like accuslate which is essentially a high density fiber board but the quality is so good that you actually get a six year guarantee with it. Given the choice, go for slate, it’s definitely the best option. Presently there are however a couple of reasons you might not want to choose slate. The first is cost, real slate table are much more expensive and the second is weight, if you table is going to be somewhere where you need to move it slate really isn’t an option. Once a slate table is there it’s there once and for all. Slate usually comes in three pieces, each part weighs in the region of a couple of hundred pounds. Not often used any more, slate can come in one single part. The major disadvantage is the weight of the slate in one piece. The advantage is that you have no joins as you would with a 3 piece option.

5. Felt/Accessories There are many options to consider as accessories for your pool table. Beginning with the felt, be aware that only a few pool tables come supplied with the felt and you would then need to get this separately as an additional cost to the overall price you pay. Whether or not your pool table does come with felt, you can purchase felt in many different colors, designs and qualities to enhance the overall look and feel of your pool table. Once you have your table and felt then the world is your oyster so far as accessories are concerned. Guarantee that you have a good quality pool stand brush to protect your investment. You will obviously need pool cues and after you have them think about a wall mounted cue rack, standalone cue rack or cue get to store your tips when they are not in use, which will not be that often of course! Other accessories include pool balls, ball shelves, cue chalk, bridge cues and cue cases among others

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