3 Easy Steps to Buying A Pool Table

Now that you're ready to move past pool parlours and take the plunge to owning your very own billiard table, how should you go about doing it? Fret not, we've compiled a fuss free 3-step guide just for you!

1: Measure. Measure. Measure!

Yes, this one is a no-brainer. As with buying any sizeable pieces of furniture, the first step is to measure your space. For a comprehensive snapshot, take a look at our Room Size Guide to see what suits you best. We also offer a range of table sizes and customisation. Confused? Pop by our showroom to find out more or  you can also give us a call and we'll be more than happy to assist! 

2: Team Wood or Team Slate?

There are mainly two types of bed tables used for billiard tables, wood or slate bed.

Wood Bed Tables

For bed tables made from wood, it usually utilises MDF, a form of compressed wood. This is to keep the table lightweight and movable which is necessary for some homes.  However MDF is more prone to warping and game play is compromised as it is not 100% even.

Keeping affordable pricing and quality game play in mind, the alternative for wood bed tables is waterproof high density fibreboard (HDF) reinforced with steel structure. This method is uniquely developed by Centrum Leisure and comes with a 5-year warranty. While priced slightly above the MDF wood bed tables, these reinforced HDF billiard tables are great options for those looking for a lightweight, professional and reasonably priced pool tables. The HDF billiard tables are available in the Holiday, Alexis, Valentino and Valencia collection.

Slate Bed Tables

Slate bed tables are largely used for professional play and in pool parlours, bars and commercial settings. With slate or natural stone, its innate properties make it a hardy material, providing a smooth surface for professional game play and a true ball roll. It is also capable of withstanding harsh conditions and stand the test of time. However, slates are heavy hence all slate billiard tables are non-moveable. Nonetheless, if you're looking to invest in a true heirloom piece, slate pool tables are the way to go. 

3. Style 'em up!

Now, we're on to the final step and probably the most crucial step in choosing your dream billiard table - your table style. From traditional to contemporary and minimalist styles, the billiard industry have indeed up its transformation game. Dining pool tables are also an increasingly popular option with its multi-functionality. These are essentially professional pool tables that can convert to dining or table tennis tables in seconds. We're sure you'll be able to find something for your spaces in our Pool Table collection. Can't find something you like? Talk to us and we'll work closely with you to tailor a billiard table of your wildest dreams. 

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