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Guide to Billiard Cloth: Napped vs. Worsted 0

There 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.

  • Christian Gould
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The Perfect Corner 0

When 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.
Hardwood Billiard Tables

Hardwood Billiard Tables 0

What constitutes a true “hardwood” table is one of the most common misconceptions in how billiard tables are described in the industry today. A lot of companies and other brands refer to their product as being made out of solid hardwood. This is simply not true. 
 
Many times, some billiard table manufacturers describe their products as “all wood.” All wood means they could be made of plywood, MDF, or they could as be another product called SPF. All of these materials are not solid hardwood, but they are made up of hardwood components that are glued together and then categorized as wood. As a result, you’re getting a lesser quality construction and lower value table when you purchase products made from these materials.
 
Legacy uses solid hardwood materials and components in all their tables across the line. When you’re shopping for the right product and for something with a high value, make sure you look for solid hardwood billiard tables.
 
Features of a Quality Shuffleboard

Features of a Quality Shuffleboard 0

At Legacy Billiards, we’re committed to exceeding your expectations in every product category we offer. In our shuffleboard line, we ensure that each product is carefully built every step of the way.
 
We start by using the highest quality components and materials available.  We use a polymer poured top on all surfaces of our shuffleboard tables. The advantage of using polymer is that during the manufacturing process, air cannot be trapped underneath the polymer. If an air pocket formed on the surface of the shuffleboard, and something like a puck were to fall on it, the surface would crack and cause damage to the shuffleboard itself.
 
All of our poured surface playfields come with a lifetime warranty to ensure that cracking will not end the life of your shuffleboard. We thoroughly test each playfield by dropping pucks to make sure no air is underneath and no air pockets have been formed.