In this world, there are two types of pool tables: the kind that are easy to move, and the kind that are not. In case you’re not sure which one you have, note that mini popup pool tables are easy to move, as they’re light and portable.
On the other hand, your standard, professional, heavy pool tables take a bit more work. If that’s the kind of pool table you have and you’re starting to worry about moving it, rest assured that we can do it! But it’s helpful to know the basics of how to move a pool table so you know what to expect before your movers arrive to do the job.
Why You Need Professionals To Move Your Pool Table
To fully understand why you should hire a professional when moving a pool table upstairs, downstairs, or to another house entirely, you need to get familiar with its anatomy.
At first glance, it might look like a big, sturdy piece of furniture. But, beneath the felt stretched across the surface you’ll find a few pieces of slate that could easily break if you simply pick up the pool table.
This is why you need to hire movers who know the best way to move a pool table. When we do the job, we have to carefully remove the legs, rails and pockets and then wrap them all. Then we have to remove the felt and the slate from the table, and carefully transport it all to the destination you have in mind.
What To Do Once the Pool Table Has Been Moved
So you hired professional movers to move your pool table, and all the parts seem to be in good condition. What now? Well, the answer is that you could put it back together yourself, but you probably aren’t going to like the results! That’s because stretching that piece of felt across the slate isn’t as easy as you might think.
And even if you manage to get it on there, you’ll probably start to notice some damage to the material because it just won’t sit the way it did before.
Think back to all the times you had friends over to play pool. If even one friend accidentally set a drink on the felt for a few minutes–a pretty common mistake people make when you host social gatherings–the moisture from the beverage could have damaged the material. Maybe you didn’t notice it before, but now that it’s stretched a little differently across the pool table, you can’t unsee it!
So what do you do now?
The good news is you don’t need a whole new pool table. Just buy a new piece of felt for it… and then let the professionals handle the installation. This is one job we don’t do, so we recommend you hire a pool table professional.
Note that felt comes in all colors and designs these days, so you don’t have to stick to the standard green. In fact, you don’t have to choose one solid color at all. You can find felt to match pretty much every type of home décor, so feel free to get a little creative here. Once you get new felt for your pool table, not only will it look and feel brand new, but it will also complement your home perfectly. Win/win!
Whether you live in Austin and want to move your pool table to another spot in your home, or you’re about to move to another city, movers in Austin are here to help. Contact 3 Men Movers today to schedule a date and time to get that pool table professionally moved.