How much room space do I need for a pool table?
We recommend having five feet around your whole table to be able to shoot with a full length cue. This is because a normal cue stick is 58 inches. if your room is tighter than that we have shorter cues ranging from 36"- 52".
Can I move my table myself?
We highly recommend that you DO NOT move your own table, as it could cause various problems such as throwing off the leveling, popping the seams between the slate, damaging the legs, or even hurting yourself. If your table needs to be moved, we can send out a team of our highly trained technicians.
How heavy is my table?
Our pool tables can range from 900-2000 pounds!
Are my bumpers bad?
You can tell what shape your bumpers are in by simply giving them a good squeeze. If they feel hard, like they're made of rock, or very squishy, like they're memory foam, then its time to get them replaced.
Can my table be leveled on a rug?
Our technicians can properly level your table on carpet, rugs, hard wood, cement, and just about any other type of flooring. We do not recommend placing an area rug on top of carpet as the rug will crease.
Do I need a cover for my table?
Covers can reduce dust, dirt, and pet hair build ups, as well as limit fading due to sunshine. We highly recommend covering your table when not in use.
Slate vs non slate?
Tables that have a slate playfield are very durable, flat, and maintain level for years/decades. Where as tables that have a plywood/particle board playfield aren't perfectly flat, more easily damaged, and can drastically warp over time.
1 pc slate vs 3 pc?
Most pool tables slate comes in 3 separate pieces. Having the slate split like this makes them more comfortable to carry, easier to maneuver through houses, and more precise to level. Sometimes though, the slate comes all in one piece. A single-piece slate can weigh upwards of 600 lbs making them very difficult to install/level, driving installation costs up.
Why shouldn't I just buy a used table elsewhere?
Unless looked over carefully by a professional, there can be many hidden problems that would go unseen until the table comes apart, such as bad bumpers, cracks in slate, missing parts, etc. If you're looking for a something not so new, come into our warehouse and take a look at our carefully inspected assortment of used tables.
Why are there white dots all over my table?
THE INEVITABLE BALL BURN! A ball burn mark is left behind when a ball suddenly accelerates (by being struck by the cue), generating friction between the cloth and the ball. This friction then results in heat, which is what very gradually burns the top-most fibers of the cloth, resulting in the discoloration of the cloth in spots over time. The temperature between the ball and cloth can reach up to 490 degrees! This will certainly leave behind a burn mark!
The most important thing to consider is the quality of pool balls you purchase. At Kornerpocket, we only sell Phenolic balls, you will not find a Poly Resin ball in our store (unless they came in with a used table!). The Phenolic Resin reduces the amount of heat between the ball and cloth leaving behind much less (if any at all) ball burns on your brand new cloth. Now, with an upgraded fabric such as Simonis 860, Brunswick Centennial, Championship Tour Edition, or any "Worsted Cloth" for that matter, will accumulate ball burns over time regardless of what ball you use. The cloth is much finer and will show ball burns with even the best Aramith balls in the world.
Why should I buy upgraded felt?
Standard table cloth is thick and causes the balls to move a bit slower, travel shorter distances, and due to its wooly nature, causes it to shed fibers on your table which can impede playability. Our upgraded Brunswick Centennial cloth is much thinner, causing the ball to roll faster/farther. It is also a worsted cloth meaning it wont shed fibers. And if you're worried about somebody spilling on your new table, have no fear, the centennial cloth is infused with Teflon which makes it more stain resistant than average cloth.