Replacing Cushion Rubber on a Pool Table
Call the Shelton pool table repair if you need a professional team to take care of the replacing the cushion rubber or the replacement of the pool table cushions. We also take care of various pool table repairs and protect our customers with a written guarantee issued by a national organization.
Changing out the pool table cushions
Replacing the pool table bumpers happens to be one of the main pool table repairs we work on and because it is a lengthy methodical process is usually done in two appointments. Although, the service seems to be complex and tedious it is not done very often because pool table cushions usually last around 20 years. For this very reason the service should be handled by qualified pool table movers.
At times it may be necessary due to the age of the rubber, desired quality of rubber or the quality of rubber currently on the table. Something you should know, is that the pool table felt covering the bumpers will no longer be usable once we take care of replacing the cushion rubber. It is ideal to take care of the pool table refelting when replacing cushion rubber.
In case this is the first pool table you are purchasing, please consider the dimensions of your game room so that you make sure your pool table will properly fit. Feel free to check our pool table dimensions chart that we have put together for your convenience.
Be sure you measure the length and width of the playing surface of the pool table to get its true size. Should there be a difference in size than originally stated when the pool table installers arrive to the job. When buying a pool table there is the price of the table in potentially what is will “cost” to acquire it in good playing condition.
The price is how much the table is, the cost is that in addition to moving and possibly having to replace rubber and cloth so please follow these instructions and save yourself a possible over expense. You don’t want the added cost of replacing cushion rubber to come as a surprise. When you call our technicians we will ask specific questions to find out which service you need. Whether it will be a proper pool table installations service, a complete move or if it’s just a recover or pool table refelting with the replacing of cushion rubber.
Many think they will buy a pool table for 500.00, move it themselves and start playing by the Friday evening party! Adding hundreds in moving fees, new rubber and felt can be a big surprise and we want to help you make sure you are not a victim of this by educating you on the pitfalls you can encounter.
How to know when the pool table cushions should be replaced
When billiard cushion rubber needs to be replaced it has deteriorated to the point where it has lost it’s “bounce” or “action” and should be replaced with the felt.
Checking the rubber before you buy a pool table is a good idea. It is an added cost that could be avoided by purchasing a pool table with good rubber and cloth. In addition, not only do you have to change the rubber, but you have to refelt the pool table as well which doubles the cost of moving the table in most cases. If you are interested in the pool table refelting service at this time, please be sure you know the pool table dimensions. Measure from tip of bumper to tip of bumper across the width of your pool table to find your table size. The industry norm when it comes to pool table felt is pre-cut to the appropriate size for each service, and we need to know this so that we be prepared.
Checking the cushion bumpers
When rubber is bad it is either very hard like a rock or mushy like a sponge. It can feel like crystals also, you will want to depress the rubber with your fingers and feel the consistency all around the table.
Don’t just check one rubber, you should check all of the rubbers and it is also possible that only a part of one cushion has gone bad so be thorough when you check the table or you may miss a pending bad rubber incident.