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Billiards / Pool

  • Billiard Room Flooring

    pool table on an area rugAn important thing that is often overlooked when designing a game room is the type of flooring to be used.  When something as large and heavy as a Pool Table is in the room, special consideration must be taken to have the proper floor covering below the table.

    Weight Support

    As we said, your table is heavy. Pool tables can easily weigh 1,000+ pounds.  Add that to the weight of other furniture in the room and people enjoying the room and the importance of the right flooring and covering becomes pretty evident.

    Below the flooring, you want to make sure the support system is stable enough to accommodate the weight of your Pool table and game room contents.  If your unsure your floor can hold a billiard table, consult an engineer before placing it in the room. Once you are certain the structure is sturdy and sound, it's time to look at the different floor covering options.

    Flooring Surfaces

    A level playing table is what you want to aim for when installing a Pool table.  Carpet seams, although not visible, can affect the level of the table. If you're putting your table on carpet, wait a few days after slate installation for the table to "settle" into the carpet before you do the final leveling process.

    pool table on hardwood flooringHardwood flooring is going to add some extra stability to the floor.  It's recommended that you put an area rug under the table that is big enough for all four legs to be on the rug to keep the table from sliding.

    Tile is a strong option for the floor but you're taking a chance on chipping or breakage when balls come off the table- both to the floor and possibly the balls.
    Legacy pool table on area rug and hardwood floorOn hardwood or tile, an area rug can both protect your flooring from stray balls as well as prevent any small possibility of your table sliding under heavy pressure. Just be sure to make sure that your table has "settled" before leveling. In lieu of an area rug, rubber mats can perform a similar function.  You can find them in many colors, they're easy to keep clean, and the table won't slide. If you don't like the appearance of the floor mat, you can attach pieces of the mat to the bottom the table's feet when it is installed.
    The biggest thing to keep in mind is a level table and the weight of the equipment. Deciding on the right floor covering for your game room is going to go a long way in the lasting of your equipment and accessories.
  • Regulation Size Billiard Tables: What is Regulation?

    Many people ask: "What is a Regulation size billiard table?" Simply put, "Regulation" refers to the geometry of the play field, (cusion nose to cushion nose,) being exactly twice and long as it is wide. The length of a "Regulation Standard 8ft" table should be 88 inches long and 44 inches wide. A 9ft Regulation table play field measures 100 inches long and 50 inches wide.
    Any size table can be considered as "Regulation" if the table is length and width ratio is consistant with these measurements.
    The most common sized regulation tables are as follows:
    Bar Size 7ft - (Playfield: 39" X 78") commonly called (Bar Size) as this is common to most coin-operated tables played in pubs and bars.
    Standard 8ft - (Playfield: 44" X 88")  This is the most common size sold in the USA for homes and private residences.
    Tournament 9ft - (Playfield: 50" X 100") This is the full size the game of Billiards was invented on. It is still used in professional tournaments today.
  • Top Ten Hidden Features of a Legacy Billiard Table

    Is there a difference between one Pool table brand and the next?  You betcha!  While some manufacturers might share some of the features we are proud of here at Legacy, no one shares all of them.

    Here are our Top 10 Features that set Legacy Billiards above the rest:

    1.   The Perfect Corner™
    2.   Solid Hardwood Construction
    3.   Old World Joinery Techniques
    4.   Fortress Power Rail™
    5.   Exact Shot Cushions™
    6.   Solid Sculpted Hardwood Legs
    7.   Durable Leather Pockets; Riveted Nets
    8.   Hand Inlaid Sites
    9.   Diamond Honed, Precision Cut Slate
    10. Lifetime Warranty

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