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How to Cover a Pool Table 0

Another feature that will extend the life of your billiard cloth is using a proper fitted cover and always keeping your table covered when not in use. Not using the cover will allow sunlight to tear down the fiber of the cloth over time. Keeping a fitted cover on the cloth will help prolong the life of your billiard cloth by blocking light from damaging the surface.
 
In order to get the right fit from your pool table cover, you’ll first need to measure the dimensions of your table. Dimensions listed in advertisements are usually for the play surface and not for the exterior parts of the table. Keep this in mind when measuring for a billiard table cover.
 
When selecting a pool table cover, keep in mind your measurements and, if you’re table is in a game room, pick one that will go along with the room’s décor.
 
Legacy offers table covers in both fitted and drape options that fit seven, eight and nine-foot table sizes. For more information on billiard table covers, check out our video buyer’s guide.
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How to Maintain Your Shuffleboard

How to Maintain Your Shuffleboard 0

Shuffleboard tables are one of the most exciting product categories we have in our game room furniture line. We offer quality-built shuffleboards in several sizes from 9-foot to 16-foot.

When purchasing a shuffleboard table it’s important to take proper maintenance and care into consideration. If you want to get the most from your shuffleboard table, you’ll need to regularly apply shuffleboard wax on the play surface.

Legacy offers two different products that will maximize playability and extend the life of your shuffleboard table: Legacy’s Black Ice Shuffleboard Wax and Black Ice Silicone Spray.

Often the process of applying wax to the table is misunderstood, but it’s actually a very simple procedure that takes only a few minutes if done properly. First spray Silicone Spray to the table surface and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, apply the wax to the table.

Check out our shuffleboard maintenance video guide for a demonstration on how to apply silicone spray and wax to your shuffleboard.

How to Score A Game of Tabletop Shuffleboard 0

A shuffleboard is a great addition to a home game room and you can play teams so everyone can get in on the fun.

Tabletop games consist of a series of frames, oftentimes in a best-of-three or best-of-five format. The length of each part of the series will depend on if you are playing singles or doubles.

Here is a quick tutorial on keeping score in a game of shuffleboard:

The scoring area is divided in to three sections:
· Closest to the edge (3 points)
· Short Middle section (2 points)
· Long Middle section (1 point)

A puck hanging over the edge of the table is worth 4 points.

After all the pucks have been shot by taking alternating turns, the points are added up. First check to see which player/team has a puck closest to the edge. Points are awarded for each puck that has gone farther than the opponents best shot. For example, if a blue puck is closest to the edge and sitting in the three-point section and a red puck is in the two-point section, the blue player will earn three points for the round and the red player will earn none.

In a singles match, the first player to earn 11 points wins the frame. A doubles team must earn 21 points to win the frame.

For more information on How to Score a Game of Shuffleboard, check out our video how-to:

 

Carpet and Pool Tables

Carpet and Pool Tables 0

Is your game room carpeted?  While carpet softens and warms a room, especially in colder climates or finished basements, carpeting presents challenges for your pool table.  A stable, level floor is essential to proper positioning of your table.  While carpet is not the best option, with understanding you can have carpet and your pool table at the same time.

Carpeting Challenges

Most carpet rests on a cushion of foam padding.  This padding provides the cushy feeling of carpet on your feet and protects the carpet from moisture or damage from the subfloor itself.  Finished basements, especially, require thick padding under carpet to soften the typically concrete subfloor under foot and prevent moisture from damaging carpet fibers.  Padding is great for carpet, but not so good for pool tables.

Padding Is made of foam and is crushed by the weight of your pool table.  It takes a few weeks for the padding to crush down to its final thickness under your table, making leveling a challenge.  When you place a pool table on carpet you should expect to adjust the level as the carpet changes shape and settles.

Unfortunately, the crushed padding will not assume its original shape when the pool table is removed.  Not an issue if you plan to live in your home indefinitely and have no plans to remove the pool table.  If, however, you repurpose your game room or wish to move your table the carpet will show noticeable dents where the pool table was positioned.   If you try to sell your home you will need to either replace the carpet or explain the dents to potential buyers.

Replacing carpet beneath your pool table is complicated.  Carpet is stretched during installation to remove wrinkles and bumps.  There is no way to stretch the carpet under a sitting pool table.  Instead, your installers will lift the table one end at a time and roll the carpet beneath it.  They will then stretch the carpet in all four directions away from your table.  Not the best possible solution.

Positioning Your Pool Table on Carpet

Installing a pool table on carpet is tricky business.  Moving the table into the room can damage the delicate fibers of your carpet, leaving tracks from the door to the table’s ultimate home.  To avoid this lay a tarp or heavy cloth over the carpet and slide the table dolly across along it.  When the table is in position, remove the tarp.

Leveling on Carpet

Although you will have to make adjustments, a good step towards getting your table's level correct is waiting two or three days after the weight of the slate has been on your carpet before beginning the leveling process. Level the table in its current position using wooden shims.  This is a trial and error process sometimes involving multiple adjustments until the table is level.  You can gauge the level of the table by using a marble placed at the center of the playing surface.  It should not move or roll in any way on a level table.

As the carpet settles, your table will lose its level status.  You will begin to notice changes in the quality of play.  The marble test will show you the amount of change in your table’s position.  At this point you will need to adjust the shims and level the table again.

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