Commonly made of wool, a pool table cloth or “felt” is designed to lay seamlessly over the table’s slate foundation in order to provide uninterrupted ball motion and smooth gameplay. However, after several years of use, a cloth can begin to show its age. Here are some signs that it’s time to change your pool table cloth.
Your Pool Table Cloth is Damaged
Over time, cloths can become bruised and burned from ball friction similar to the skid marks caused by a car’s tires spinning against the road. Miscues and scratched shots can wear holes into a cloth near the pockets and around the cue ball marker. A cloth full of holes will affect the accuracy of your shots and make gameplay nearly impossible. If your pool table cloth has more holes than it has pockets, then it’s probably time for you to have it replaced.
Your Pool Table Cloth is Discolored
If your pool table is a focal point of your home or business, you want it looking its best. Unfortunately, excessive sunlight exposure, liquid spills, and pool ball burns can discolor a pool table cloth — turning an otherwise beautiful pool table into an unattractive eyesore that needs replacing.
Your Pool Table Cloth is the Wrong Color
Perhaps you just refurnished your home or business, and your old pool table cloth does not match the new color scheme. Fortunately, pool table cloths are available in a variety of colors and designs to help you complete the aesthetic flow or your game room.
Pool Table Cloth Maintenance
The best way to maintain your pool table cloth is to position your pool table away from direct sunlight and keep it covered when not in use. Also, never set drinks or other liquids on the pool table cloth as spills and condensation can stain its surface.
If stains or wear and tear has taken its toll on your pool table cloth, or if you just want to change up the look of your pool table, rely on experienced professionals who know how to handle pool table cloth replacements.
Professional Pool Table Services
The experts at Unique Pools, Spas, & Billiards can help you pick out the right pool table cloth to suit your needs. Serving the Orlando and Jacksonville areas, we provide convenient delivery and installation right to your home. For more information about our services and pool table inventory, contact us at 407-296-6776.