Pool Table Care Tips
Here are simple steps you can take - and some common mistakes to avoid.
Keep your table in tip-top shape for decades.
It’s simple, really...
Of course, we know that YOU never engage
in any of these activities...
but scan through them, anyway,
(just in case your friends might.)
Pool Table Issues...
Think: sweaty beer bottles, long cigarette ashes, cats playing pool, and chalk enthusiasts!
You can get so caught up in the fun of it all - challenging each other, side bets, trick shots, a slider or two, belly laughs - it might not even matter who wins.
And sometimes you downright forget that the table you're playing on is actually a fine piece of furniture!
Our FIRST TIP: KEEP HAVING FUN!
Just watch for the little things that may not be so little!
Keep ashtrays and coasters around. Watch where you chalk. And shoo the cat off the table (if you can!)
Pool Table Chalk = D.U.S.T.
Brush or Suction?
Sun-Filled or Smokey Rooms...
It's a glorious feeling on a beautiful Tennessee day - you rocking a game of pool, with streaming rays of sunshine pouring through the window...
But stop for a moment, and put yourself in your pool table's shoes, er, feet. Constant sunlight is actually quite harsh. It fades felt. Fast.
Or placed next to a monstrous roaring fireplace... (heating the table's wood)... smoking the leather and felt.
Of course it's your choice, and fun is Paramount... we simply suggest you think about it.
Pool Tables + Moisture =
Here in Middle Tennessee, especially in areas that get a lot of rain year 'round, the humidity is actually a boon to the health of your pool table, or shuffleboard table! Fine wood loves humidity in the range of 40 to 60%. (We might not, but it's great for the table.)
Too much moisture, as in spills, are clearly no good for pool tables. Enough said.
You may want to watch out for any harmful, drying effects of the lighting fixture hanging directly over your table. Felt can be affected, especially by incandescent bulbs. Some experts recommend fluorescent bulbs instead.
But really, if you don't leave them glaring 24/7, you shouldn't have a problem.
Pool Table Care Tips and Pets
Your pets are family. We get it.
Just don't let them lift their leg - on the leg. The table leg.
John Quinn, production coordinator for Olhausen Billiard Manufacturing Inc. says, “It’s one of the more common problems. Nothing will pull a pool table leg apart like urine. It’s probably the most corrosive thing on the planet.”
Having said that, you also want to watch out for kitty's fascination with things like pocket fringe, which he might tear to shreds if he had half a chance. Just sayin.
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Clean Table Deserves Clean Balls
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