6 Things to Avoid to Protect Your Pool Table Felt

6 things that can ruin felt of pool tables and billiards

There are few things more enjoyable than having a pool table in your home. The hours spent entertaining and relaxing, enjoying the company of those closest to you. While the game may not put a lot of wear and tear on your body, all those hours add up on even the highest quality table felts.

All those breaks, angles,  and leans wear down the worsted cloth - commonly referred to as pool table felt- on your table. The good news is that the pool table felt can be changed and replaced. Now depending on how much you play, replacing it becomes inevitable. Here are six things to look for in keeping your table in great condition. 


Causes of Wear & Tear


#1 - Friction

The primary function of the pool table felt is to protect the balls and table from friction. It acts as a barrier between the balls and the table. Over time, friction will wear the felt. This is the most common reason the felt will wear out and the most inevitable. Thankfully, if you’ve taken care of the rest, you’ll get years of routine play before you need to consider replacing it.


#2 - Chalk

Chalk is critical in pool, improving both the player’s grip on their cue and conta

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