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  • The Perfect Corner

    the perfect cornerWhen you're looking to purchase a Pool Table, it's a big investment.  We understand that.  That's why we understand the importance of building a Table that is structurally sound to stand the test of time and provide decades of enjoyment.
    Part of our promise to you is the use of quality hardwood materials.  One of the areas of the table that takes the most strain are the corners.  To build a stronger, sturdier and better made table, our patented Perfect Corner gives the additional strength needed to maintain the structural integrity of the table.
    Metal Plates, MDF and Laminate are what most manufacturers use in the construction of their corners.  It's an easy way to cut some corners- that's an intentional pun- in the manufacturing process.  We decided to go the other route and make sure our tables hold up to the standards we've set.
    In the long run, cutting corners on the manufacturing process to keep purchase pricing low is actually going to cost the consumer money.  Would you rather buy a new table every 5 years or every 55 years?
    That's the question you need to answer when you're looking at an investment such as a quality, well made table; a Legacy you can proudly share with the next generation- Yes, that pun was intentional too.
  • Guide to Billiard Cloth: Napped vs. Worsted.

    billiard clothThere are several different brands of billiard cloth, but basically only two types: Napped and Worsted. Napped billiard cloth is considered standard and is generally included with most tables purchased by consumers. Worsted billiard cloth is a higher quality and is noted for its enhanced playability and durability.

    Napped cloth is a loop weave, and has a “nap” to it as the name describes. It requires more brushing, a little more maintenance, and may slow the ball down a bit in standard play. If you’re an average player and want to save a little bit of money on your table purchase, napped cloth may be right for you.

    Worsted cloth is a flatter weave and is more expensive, but it promotes a faster play of ball and prolongs the life of the cloth. If you want professional-grade playability from your table, and want to ensure the quality of your cloth doesn’t deteriorate in the future, worsted is your best choice.

    A great option for both napped and worsted cloth is called Teflon Treatment. Teflon helps to cloth resist moisture and guards the cloth from staining. For a demonstration of what Teflon Treatment can do for you billiard cloth, check out our Billiard Cloth Video Guide.

  • 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.
  • Game Room Seating Options

    game room seatingSo you've got the perfect pool table for your game room, and it's time invite people over to check it out. But wait... where's everybody going to sit? We've got you covered with some great game room seating options.

    So, let's start planning our seating arrangement with the minimum amount of people needed to play pool: two. Consider a spectator chair that gives players a comfortable place to sit while waiting on their turn to shoot. These chairs are specifically designed for game rooms and are meant to be used along with the billiard table. These chairs also have a place to rest a pool cue and set down your drink.

    So you've got enough space for you and your buddy to sit when you're playing pool. What happens when word gets out and more people want to check out your game room? A pub set is an easy and affordable way to provide a small entertainment area near the billiard table. Pub tables come in many sizes, a 30-inch diameter pub table is designed for smaller rooms and should have 2 barstools to make the set complete. A 36-inch diameter pub is adequate for larger rooms and can hold as many as 4 barstools, and can easily be expanded to accommodate 6 seats with a conversion top. Pub sets also come in various heights. With 40 to 42-inch heights being the standard, depending on your room’s size and placement of the pub. The 36-inch café height may be used to avoid interference with the pool cue during play. Also, make sure the pub seating you choose corresponds with the height of your table. If you purchase a 36-inch high café table you’ll need a 25-inch high café stool while a 40 to 42-inch high table will require a 30-inch high pub stool.

    At this point, if you have five friends over, everybody has a place to relax, watch pool and enjoy a cold beverage. If you're game room gets even more jam-packed, think about getting a home bar set.

  • Billiard Table Hardware: Less is More

    Count the number of screws and hardware used in the construction of quality pool tables and you'll find that Legacy uses far less hardware than some of the other leading manufacturers.

    By using less, we give you more:

    More Quality
    More Strength
    More Value.

    We can use less hardware in our construction/assembly by using a solid hardwood design that is more structurally sound than other products that rely on laminate, metal plates and sections of wood in their construction process.

    By using fewer pieces, pool table assembly is much easier and the structure is more sound which results in a better billiard table for YOU!

  • Legacy's Billiard Rails

    Here at Legacy, we make sure our products are built with quality materials and built to last. We apply our high standards to all of the features of our tables, including the rails.

    Many manufactures don't take the care and attention to construction of the rails like we do. The hardware used in the construction of your table is going to make a huge difference in the play and stability of the table.

    A TNut is a special piece of hardware made specifically for the furniture industry. It provides the best torque possible in the securing of the construction. We use the largest TNut in the industry on our rails.

    Another detail often overlooked by other manufacturers is the wood the hardware is attached to. Many times, soft wood is where the hardware is housed and then attached to the visible outer rail. Legacy uses a hardwood core to house the hardware which results in a stronger, sturdier table that will give you the best playability possible.

    See our video buyer's guide.

  • How to Make Shuffleboard Adjustments

    shuffleboard adjustmentsWhen you've got a new shuffleboard, there are three important adjustments you'll need to make to your table to ensure optimal playing and accuracy for tournament play.

    1. Check the legs: Make sure they're level and even to avoid your puck sliding to one side.
    2. Sway: This helps control the pucks speed. You'll want to raise up the end of the table just a little bit. This keeps the pucks from coming off the end of the table for more accurate play.
    3. Climate: The hardware under the table keeps the playing surface at the right curve to keep your puck in the playing area.
    You can hear more about these adjustments explained by Cris Gould in this Legacy Video.

  • Creating the Perfect Sports Fan Atmosphere in Your Game Room

    Make Game Day Legendary with a Sports Themed Game Room

    So you've got the perfect game room set-up: a top of the line billiard table, bar set, and a 60-inch flatscreen. If you haven't decided on a theme yet, and you're a huge sports fan, why not try decorating the space with colors and accessories that reflect your favorite sports team.

    Start by theming your wall with team colors, themed wall paper or framed posters and jerseys. When considering your lighting options, try adding neon pub signs or a billiard lamp that fits the with your team's color personality.

    If you don't already have a pool table in your game room, pick one out the coordinates with your team's color scheme. You can get custom billiard cloth in both the napped and worsted varieties in almost every color imaginable.

    If you've ever shopped around for licensed merchandise from the NFL, NBA or NCAA you'll realize that if they can theme it, they will sell it. Everything from throw rugs, pillows, and lamps to shower curtains and tooth brush holders. The bottom line: it's extremely easy to fine home decor accessories that go with your team.

    Have Your Very Own Sports Bar at Home

    A home bar is an excellent way entertain guests in your game room, but once you add a sports theme it can also make your house the go to spot for watching the big game. Take it even further by adding glassware that features the logo of your favorite team.

    Have Your Tailgate Party at Home

    Take your ultimate fan experience to the next level by hosting the next game-day party. Your game room is already the best spot in the house for entertaining, but if you've just a sports theme, it's even better!

    Get the guys together to shoot some pool, enjoy a round of shuffleboard or play cards before kick-off. Have a tailgate party in the comfort of your own home with some cold beverages and some snacks.

  • Enjoying a “Stay-cation” in Your Game Room.

    With rising prices on gas and airfare, many Americans are foregoing the traditional vacation and staying closer to home. If you have a game room in your home, you already have an excellent spot to host a “stay-cation” for your family.

    Your game room is already the most fun spot in the house, so naturally it can be the center for your “stay-cation” activities. Your pool table, shuffleboard, entertainment system or video games all serve as sources of entertainment. The return on your investment in a high-quality game room project is the hours of fun you can enjoy with friends and family. So save a little money, and kick back and relax in your own house.

    You should plan your stay-cation the same way you would plan a regular getaway. Pick out the dates and pack your schedule with fun activities you can do throughout. You can have a pool or shuffleboard tournament on Tuesday, a movie marathon on Wednesday, and a cocktail night for the grownups on Thursday. It can be everything you’d enjoy at resort without the price tag.

    A vacation is not just time spent away from work or school; it’s also a mindset. When you start your stay-cation, declare an embargo on chores and housework. If you start worrying about yard work, vacuuming or doing laundry, relax with a game of pool and a refreshing drink in the game room. Planning your time ensures that you won't let your stay-cation end up being a couple of boring nights in front of the TV.

    If you’re a social butterfly, considering hosting a get together in your game room to close out your stay-cation in style. Start by hosting a pool or shuffleboard tournament or play pill pool, a billiards variety that accommodates up to 16 players at once. Take your party to the next level by serving drinks and refreshments at your home bar - an always popular option.

  • 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.

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