Given how long tables usually spend setup, they often go years inbetween disassebly. The cloth stretches a bit during this time. If you go to flip it, you just stretching it even further, exaggerating any inconsistencies in the weave or nap brought up over the years.
Can you reuse pool table felt?
The billiard cloth (aka felt) can usually be reused if it has been removed carefully and has not been re-stretched more than two times before (except worsted cloth).
Which side of pool table felt goes up?
According to Simonis, when installing their cloth, put the smooth side up. You’ll also notice that the smooth side has printing on the edge that will tell you the grade of the cloth (Simonis 760, Simonis 860, etc).
How tight should pool table felt be?
The average distance between staples is about 1″ apart. The bottom line when covering rails is to eliminate all wrinkles where the cloth will be showing. It doesn’t matter underneath the rail, wrinkle as much as you like, but on top it should be smooth and tight (no wrinkles when you run a finger over it).
Is it better to glue or staple pool table felt?
In Conclusion. Glue is often used to glue down pool table felt. Some people prefer it over staples because it doesn’t tear up the wood backing that is often found under slate tables. Tables that don’t have the wood backing use glue exclusively since there is no place to fasten the staples.
How often should you change pool table felt?
So how often should you change pool table felt? As a general rule, you should change your felt every 2 to 5 years if you play more than 4 days a week.
Why do billiard balls turn yellow?
Most billiard balls are made of hard plastic materials that are resistant to cracking and chipping. As sometimes happens with plastics, over time exposure to UV light, combined with exposure to heat and oxygen, can cause a process called photodegradation through photooxidation.
How much does it cost to replace pool table felt?
Pool Table Felt Replacement Costs. The average 7-foot pool table felt replacement costs $265 to $450, whereas an 8-foot pool table costs $270 to $500 to refelt. Prices depend on the quality of the fabric, with a difference of about $10 to $50 per additional foot in table length.
Why do pool tables use felt?
Outdoor pool tables that use a more durable felt to keep them protected from moisture and heat, commonly made with an acrylic fabric.
Can you Refelt a MDF pool table?
Still, it’s nice to know if you can refelt an MDF pool table. The truth is that it depends on the table. Not every MDF table out there can be refelted, although most full-size tables can. You’ll want to check with the manufacturer or the seller to see.
Does pool table felt color matter?
Overall, the color the felt is doesn’t matter too much. Just don’t go too dark or too bright, and you should be just fine. If you need to overhaul all of your pool table accessories, you should check out our post 20 Different Pool Table Accessories.
What is the best color felt for a pool table?
Many people have asked me, “what’s the best felt color to put on my pool table?” From the point of view of a serious pool or billiards player, green billiard cloth has been the best choice to play on. The reason being, the color green is supposedly the easiest on the players’ eyes.
Can you iron felt for a pool table?
You can iron the pool table felt with a normal iron if there’s no available pool table iron. It would be best for you if you were easy on the cushion. Also, be careful with the settings of the iron before trying it on the pool table. An excellent way to test this is by trying it out on a paper.
How hard is it to replace felt on a pool table?
After seeing it done first-hand, I can assure you that refelting a pool table isn’t nearly as difficult as you might think. Especially if you’re only refelting the bed of the pool table. (The cushions are the most time consuming part of the process, but they aren’t that difficult either).
What kind of felt do you use for a pool table?
We recommend worsted wool felt. This is the kind of felt used on professional tables. Balls travel quickly and smoothly because the underside of the fabric is smooth. Worsted wool provides consistent speed and accuracy which makes it much more fun to play on.
How do you put felt on a pool table?
Gluing The Felt Surface:
- Clean the surface with a clean and dry cloth.
- Apply the glue and place the felt over it smoothly.
- Stretch the felt and cut the edges to apply glue to small portions.
- Same ways cut the edges on the pockets and glue them.