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Pool Table on Carpet

Pool Table on Carpet

Are there any special considerations for setting up a pool table in a carpeted room?

Can you put a pool table on carpet?

I wouldn't have a problem cutting out a section of carpet so the pool table can rest on solid foundation, but is it necessary?

Pool Table on Carpet

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  1. uglytobonequickshot on 4/22/2010 5:35:09 AM

    I do not see where there would be a problem as long as the table is level and by level i mean measured from the inside from rail to rail. Do not level from the top of the rails.

  2. uglytoboneMitch Alsup on 4/22/2010 10:43:05 AM

    Table on carpet or run: There is no fundamental problem, however you should expect to have the table releveled after 2-4 months after the carpet has been fully compressed. For best early reslts, have the table and slate installed in the morning and take the table mechanic for a long lunch before finializing the leveling and felt instalation in the mid afternoon.

    The table will not become unplayable, but if you are going to use fast cloth like Simonis 760 you will be able to see the balls at dead slow speed rool off line comming to a stop. This is a one time releveling and can be done by the owner and a couple of sheets of typing paper and some skill at rolling balls very slowy on the felt.

  3. uglytoboneQStix on 3/23/2012 6:51:16 AM

    Definitely it should be on a solid foundation to avoid the problems while games are being played. As far as a carpeted room is concerned its not an issue. It can be managed by giving table a solid base.

  4. uglytoboneDsmithBFL on 4/29/2013 2:54:15 AM

    I honestly don't think that such a setup would interfere with the game itself, nor that the carpet may get damaged. It's perfectly fine.

  5. uglytoboneZeke on 4/29/2013 7:24:41 AM

    I had the carpet laid, then installed the table. The carpet guy laid a 3/8" foam backer first, then a tight, closed loop rather dense carpet - on top of the foam.

    My table doesn't have legs per se, (9' Brunswick Medalist) it has a yoke-like cross piece at each end and the actual contact area with the floor is maybe 6"x3" per contact point.

    Given the table weighs maybe 1,000# total, that's around 250#/leg. Since each leg is roughly 3x6 inches, the actual pressure on the floor is only 14 p.s.i. - per leg.

    During the two or three hours it will take to put your table together, the weight continues to increase as various components are installed. When its all done, any compression of the carpet will already be completed - and final leveling unaffected by carpet "settling."

    In the first three months after installation, I'd be more concerned with the floor joists "settling" - than the carpeting.

  6. uglytobonetasha_silvester on 5/13/2013 6:47:49 AM

    Yes it would be a good idea.It would help you to level the pool table on the surface.

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Pool Table on Carpet

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  • Published: 4/21/2010 8:59:05 PM