Whenever you’ve stepped into Roberston’s Billiards, you might have noticed a few things. Aside from our products being of the highest quality and presented in such a way that they exude radiance, there’s not a mark or abrasion on any single one of them. And if you have a pool table within your place of residence, keeping them up to par and looking flawless is of the utmost importance. This is why having your pool table serviced from time to time, depending upon how often it’s used. In the meantime, we’ve arranged a shortlist of things to do to help prolong the use of your table that can be done at home.
Keep the Chalk & Balls Clean
If you take a brief moment to think about how often you use chalk during the course of a single game, it tends to be quite a bit. Chalkdust can accumulate on your table, hindering its usefulness and look unsightly. At the end of each game, take a small handheld vacuum to the surface of the table to remove any residue that’s left behind.
Of course, your billiard balls don’t need to be vacuumed, but a small microfiber cloth will remove any residue that’s built up over time.
Location, Location, Location
Where you decide to place your pool table makes all the difference in the world. Seriously. While you might be tempted to have it in a room with windows so you can enjoy the view, the sun’s UV rays actually cause a significant amount of damage to the cloth surface. If possible, keep your pool table in a room that’s at a consistent temperature and well ventilated.
No Water, Food, or Pets
If you’ve ever wondered why pool halls are strict about not allowing outside food and drinks into their establishments, it’s because accidents happen, and no matter how careful you are, they happen more often than we’d like to admit. Keeping food and drinks at a safe distance and pets away if possible is highly recommended for keeping the quality of the felt and finish at their absolute best.
Recouping Your Investment
These tips can help you maintain the longevity of your pool table and make sure you have many years of enjoyment out of it. Just like the car in your driveway, a pool table is an investment, and proper upkeep can ensure you get a solid return.
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