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06-30-2007, 12:34 PM
I have had a table installed over carpet and pad by a professional. I asked if there was any special way to do this. For instance a spike type plate to go between the carpet and the table leg to penetrate the carpet and rest on the solid floor below. (in this case concrete)thus preventing table settlement and carpet damage. He said there was no such thing. I have read about devices of this type for high end speakers to provide a solid base. Anyone know of such a item? JC
06-30-2007, 04:12 PM
The only advice I can give you is what was given to me. Don't skimp on the carpet or pad, I bought commercial grade carpeting and pad. The other bit of advice was to wait a couple weeks after setting the table up before leveling the table. I guess that this gives the table some time to settle in. My table never changed. I'm also guessing that if the table was removed that I would have 4 big saucer spots on the carpet.
07-01-2007, 12:01 AM
You may want to consider this idea. I just finished a pool room renovation. I decided to have a hardwood floor directly under the table. The 4X8 hardwood rectangle is directly under the table. Around the hardwood is the carpeted flooring. I did this because if I ever have to replace the carpet, I don't have to touch the table again.
Here are some pics of the completed room:
The entire project photoalbum is on this site if you are interested in seeing the process from start to finish.
Tony's Home Bar photogallery (http://tony.homedns.org/~amarcino/album/Home/Bar%20Remodeling/index.html)
07-01-2007, 06:00 AM
Very nice room Tony. Looks like a great place to play. Thanks for the advice.
07-01-2007, 07:08 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote johncostanza:</font><hr> I have read about devices of this type for high end speakers to provide a solid base. Anyone know of such a item? <hr /></blockquote>
There are many devices like this, made for speakers. Some with spikes, for carpet, and some with rubber type cushions, for hard floors. I have speakers that came with their own set of spikes. However, none of these devices are heavy enough for the weight of a pool table. The weight of a pool table would push the spikes through the floor, beneath the rug.
07-01-2007, 11:04 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote johncostanza:</font><hr> For instance a spike type plate to go between the carpet and the table leg to penetrate the carpet and rest on the solid floor below.<hr /></blockquote>
I saw such plates at the BCA show. I am trying to find the flyer. I remember it cost $20.00. I believe it was Proline Billiards that sold them. I will post again when I find the flyer.
07-01-2007, 02:34 PM
Where's Sid's cot? Hell MAN, I could live there, nice room guy. sid
I had a friend who had a buddy weld some steel rod (spikes/posts) to 4 small, square steel plates to place under the legs as you describe. The posts that supported the plates were a little taller than the combined thickness ot the carpet and pad. They worked great. He did this because he knew he would be selling the house at some point and he did not want to crush the carpet and pad underneath when the table was eventually removed.
I have my table set up on carpet and thick pad. The table mechanic came and set up the frame and slates and leveled everything and then left and let it sit for two weeks to settle. He came back rechecked and releveled everything and the table has stayed level and true for the past 15 years.
07-02-2007, 02:08 PM
Great pool room and bar Tony!
I looked at all 300+ photos and I feel like I was there for the whole project.
How long did that take you anyway?
I would love to someday have a room like that in my home too!
PS: I drive my wife crazy too....he he. /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif
07-05-2007, 06:39 AM
Thanks for the nice words. In all it took almost 4 months. I had some hold ups, notably the flooring for the Bar. The company sent the wrong stuff twice!!.
Also working on this project part time (nights and weekends) streches things out a bit.
07-18-2007, 05:41 PM
I had a 9ft Brunswick Gibson installed in a garage coverted to a room. Tile was placed over the cement. The table was set up once. It has leveling pads under the legs, but that's it. I've used it for about 3 years and the balls still roll true. I can't find any table roll anywhere on the table. I play in a lot of pool halls and the first thing I do is get to know the rolls of the table. Because I have a soft stroke and shoot a lot of slow rollers, it is very important for me to get to know the table and use the rolls to my advantage.
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