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Legacy's Billiard Rails 0

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.

  • Christian Gould

Billiard Table Hardware: Less is More 0

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!

  • Christian Gould

Game Room Seating Options 0

billiard room seating benchSo 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.

  • Christian Gould
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Billiard Room Flooring 0

An 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

wellington pool table on hardwood floorAs 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.
 

Hardwood 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.
 
mallory pool table on area rugOn 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.
  • Christian Gould
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