Yes, the word you all probably hate to hear most "Slatron". But just what makes it not a good playing surface? I've searched the web for weeks trying to find a good explanation, but all I can find are people saying "its crud, dont buy it".
Let me explain my situation. Im building a bar/rec room in my basement. We like to BS around. No one that comes over to my house, including myself, is any good at pool. Im not looking for a table to last me forever, maybe 5-8 years. For that matter, Slatron has a 7 year warranty depending on where you buy it. As far as installation goes, I plan on doing it with the help of a friend. I dont feel like paying $200+ for it to be done.
I've got to say, Im not opposed to slate. I havent even been to a pool store yet. If they have a used slate for a great price installed, then Sure, Im al for it. But when I can get a Slatron for like $700 new delivered That looks pretty cool for my decor, then Im kinda in a tough decision. Thats why I want some decent details why slatron isnt preffered. Thanks Guys (and gals)!