Pool Table Cushion Replacement – Pool table cushions consist of rubber that can harden over time. This hardening causes balls to not react off the rail correctly and often results in a “thud” noise when the ball hits it. These are often referred to as “dead rails”. When this happens the cushion(s) must be replaced. Pricing for replacing cushions runs $400 plus the cost of any other needed materials (At least New cloth on the rails is required). Our standard cushion recommendation are Championship Tour Edition Level cushions and carry both parts and labor guarantee. No other competitor offers this level of confidence in their product or work.
If your billiards pockets are causing you problems, We have the parts you need to solve them. We install cushion facings to tighten loose pockets. For internal pockets, we replace liners and gulley boots. Multiple styles of external pockets to help you replace worn-out ones or give your traditional pool table a fresh, new look. Contact us for a quote.
Pool tables are an incredible investment, whether or not you are a fan of the sport. They are a good source of hours of fun and entertainment for social gatherings. They also enhance the overall look of a room.
Since your pool table is not cheap, you certainly want it to last for many years. Maintaining it is not complex because the key is to keep a few items off the table, including:
Jewellery, Moisture, Heat, Coins, Your pets, Chalk and Pool balls
That’s right. The table’s top enemies include the game itself, along with your pets and the sun. Of course, it is not always possible to keep the pool table in a temperature-controlled room. Just like all your possessions, it will deteriorate over time, no matter how reasonably responsible you may be.
Here we share our best tips with should you decide to restore an old pool table or a bit of furniture.
As time passes, you will notice the difference in the following areas:
Felt: The playing surface is one of the most important components of your table and the felt will be the first thing to wear out. In a home situation, the felt typically lasts from 3 to 5 years (It may be more in certain cases). The lifespan depends on usage and the quality of the cloth on your table. If you use your pool table for at least four to six hours daily the felt will obviously have a shorter lifespan and may have to be replaced every year or two. In a pool hall or club, the cloth will may have to be replaced every 6 months to a year.
Regular brushing in one direction at the time with a good brush in sharp, straight strokes will extend the life of the cloth. Some may recommend vacuuming the surface occasionally to more thoroughly remove chalk dust that has accumulated in the cloth. Vacuum infrequently because the suction can pull the fabric and cause the cloth to stretch. This loosens the cloth and increases the chance of rips and tears with bad cueing.
Cushion Rubber: The cushion rubbers will eventually lose their “bounce” over the years through general use, sometimes by players sitting on the rails when making a shot. The rubber is best replaced at the time the felt is replaced. The best quality rubber should last for 15 – 20 years.
Pockets: The pockets (nets) will also have to be replaced over time. This is a fairly easy and usually inexpensive project if similar pockets are available from a local shop.
Timber: The wooden components of the table should last for many years depending upon use and abuse. The cushions or rails are the first to be damaged with general wear and tear and abuse from balls, cues, belt buckles, etc. Other timber components, such as the base and legs of the table are less subject to damage because these areas are not in “the line of fire”.
The table does not require daily maintenance, but you need to treat it like other furniture made from wood.
What if You Have a Pool Table That Needs to Be Restored?
Instead of getting rid of an old table, you can look at refurbishing to make it look new again. There is always a beauty hidden in these old pool tables, including those that may be damaged. Most tables come with a wonderful history. Ask an owner, and you will most likely hear a story behind it.
The restoration will depend on its specific case. The table components may be finished with a clear lacquer to bring out the natural features of the timber or it may be painted. Sections of the table may contain veneers. Some tables may have been moved several times from one owner to another and subjected to an abnormal amount of wear and tear. The table you are looking at maybe covered with years of grease and grime.
Before any restoration attempt, you should study it in detail first. consult our experts to come up with the best solution for your case.
You have two goals for the restoration:
To bring the table back to its Potential.
To return it to its former playability.
Pool is a competitive game, and the table itself is an exceptional furniture piece. The difference between the then and now pool tables lies beyond the décor style. They have to meet a set of specifications to meet ultimate playability.
A few factors affect the value of an old pool table, including:
Wood species, Overall design, Decorative woodwork and carvings, Interior intricacies, Inlays and inlay material, Table age, Rarity, Mouldings.