Billiard Table Cost
If you have recently purchased a pool table, then congratulations! You have entered the world of billiards. You will have fun and entertainment for the whole family for years to come. However, if you want that pool table to look like it did the day you bought it there are a few tips to taking care of pool tables that you should know.
Now don’t worry; pool tables in that range are for the professionals and billiard enthusiasts. For the average household player that is looking to purchase a pool table for recreational purposes and home decor you can find good quality, cheap pool tables.
Brands like Mizerak, Harvard, Billiardex and American Heritage produce a majority of their new pool tables for under the $2,000 range. If you buy any of them used you could find prices below $1,000! The great thing about used pool tables is typically, if they were used in an average household setting, the only wear and tear on them is the felt. You can buy good felt for under $100.
Now if you are a lot like most people you lean towards name brands because of the trust they build into their name, usually with delivering a solid product. If this is the case, there is some great news for you. Many of the name brands mentioned above carry several lines of their tables. From the more expensive, hand crafted intricate table to the less expensive ‘plain jane’ versions.
Brunswick tables have been known since 1845 when the J.M. Brunswick Company produced its first billiard table. Over the last 163 years the world has change a lot but the workmanship and quality of a Brunswick has remained the same. This quality is backed by a Brunswick Lifetime Warranty and the best dealer network in the business.
When your new pool table is all set up check the pockets for loose staples. Any loose staples or screws can scratch or chip your billiard balls. Although you might think its no big deal to place something heavy on your table or for you to sit on your table it can be. Even though the table weights 4 times more than you and is made from 1″ slate any unwanted weight may cause damage by breaking of the seals. Another cause of breaking the seals is by moving the pool table after it has been installed into position. Doing so can cause seals to break between the slate which can cause a dip or lip in the cloth.