Purchasing a billiards table is a big decision. Many factors need to be taken into consideration when choosing the Nashville billiards table model best suited to your family:
Size of Your Room
By far, the biggest consideration when purchasing a billiards table is the size of your billiards room. One must consider not only the size of the table, but also the amount of room around the table to allow players to move their cue sticks easily and freely. A good rule of thumb is that a billiards room should be at least three times the width of the cue stick, and slightly longer than double the billiards table’s length.
Size of the Table
Typically, billiards tables come in 7-foot, 8-foot, oversized 8-foot, and 9-foot size options. For at-home use, most families find that the smaller sizes are more than suitable for their recreational play and family fun.
Weight of the Table
Biilliard tables are can be somewhat heavy, most weighing at least 500 pounds. Weight needs to be taken into consideration when purchasing a billiards table, since even big, strong, people will need assistance moving the table into place. It’s also important to confirm the weight-bearing capacity of your floor, taking into consideration the existing furniture and number of players standing at the table.
Maintenance and Life Span of the Table
If a billiards table is properly cared for, it can last generations and be passed down the family for many years to come. It’s best to keep all food and drink away from the Nashville billiards table to ensure that it does not incur stains or water damage, which can warp the playing surface. For the most accurate results and increased lifespan of your billiards table, the playing surface fabric should be regularly brushed and vacuumed. Leather pockets need to be oiled and cleaned every few months to ensure that the leather does not crack over time. Every few months, the pocket should be weighted with balls, encouraging them to maintain their shape.
When budgeting for the purchase of your billiards table, it’s important to take into consideration the cost of any additional billiards supplies that you may wish to purchase. Church Brothers Family Fun Store carries a number of billiards supplies, including multiple options for balls, cue sticks, and billiards room furniture.