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Putting Pool Table on a Slate Floor

Putting Pool Table on a Slate Floor

I am wondering if you can put a pool table on a slate floor.

We have a natural slate floor in our basement (think about a stone walking path), so there is a lot of height variance in each tile and across the entire floor.

Can a pool table be leveled on an uneven surface? I don't want to invest a lot of time and money if I can't get the billiard table leveled.

Putting Pool Table on a Slate Floor

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  1. ABC123jags on 4/27/2011 7:12:37 AM

    Some tables have adjustable feet. I would say this is the easiest way, otherwise you would have to cut shims and it would be tough to get them close.

  2. ABC123ABC123 on 4/27/2011 8:14:59 AM


    My concern is that there is no flat surface for the legs to even sit on, so I'm not sure how shims would correct that.

    I guess I could put a flat board under each leg and put the shims under that to make it level. I would hate to spend money on a nice table and not have it level.

  3. ABC123Fenwick on 4/28/2011 1:14:35 PM

    I've seen round base plates for tables slightly larger the the original tables feet. Their not very thick so they won't effect the table height. I would think any good table distributor or dealer would know about them.

  4. ABC123ABC123 on 4/28/2011 4:08:54 PM

    Thanks. Water heater just went out. Table might have to wait another month.

  5. ABC123Fenwick on 4/29/2011 6:19:56 AM

    I can relate. I have a well and my pressure holding tank is being replaced today, $. My water heater is going also, $. Hard, hard water here. It also seems to have rained 40 days and 40 nights and grass is ankle deep.

  6. ABC123Mitch Alsup on 5/2/2011 9:38:38 AM

    If you know with a high degree of accuracy where the table's feet will stand, you can build a leve around where the feet will go and mould a set of floor supports on top of the slate flooring. By carefully using a sheet of Saran Wrap (or similar) you can even remove the foot if you no longer want the table to "be there".

    The levee can be built with clay, heavy paper,...

    The feet can be moulded from concrete, plaster, epoxy--anything that is completely stiff after setting up. If you are clever, the feet can be undersized to the legs and be completely invisible.

  7. ABC123ABC123 on 5/2/2011 11:16:15 AM

    That's a great idea....I didn't even think of that. Possibly a lot of work, but that might be the only way to guarantee the table being level, and I'll never have to do it again once the table is installed.

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Putting Pool Table on a Slate Floor

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  • Published: 4/26/2011 11:39:08 AM