What can be more fun than a game of billiards in your own home or in a game room? Whether you own a billiard or pool table privately or for commercial purposes, there are many billiard supplies necessary to make a pool table function properly.
1. Pool Table Felt – this is the covering on the table and sides of the pool table. It is made of wool, just as it has been for over 400 years. Usually colored red or green, it now comes in all kinds of colors nowadays, can even be custom made felt with designs and pictures if one so chooses. High-quality pool table felt is more dense and thick than low-end felt. High-quality felt allows the balls to travel faster and more accurately while low-end felt is softer and more durable causing balls to move more slowly and less accurately.
2. Pool Table Cover – protect your pool table from dust, debris, spills, and other contaminants, when not in use. They are usually made in vinyl or leather, with weighted corners for dependable covering.
3. Pool Cues – or cue sticks,heyb come in one of two forms: one-piece and two-piece. One-piece cues are for the casual user, usually available to the general public in bars, while two-piece cues have a butt and a shaft that can unscrew for easy transport in a cue case. Quality pool cues are usually two-piece sticks made of maple wood, with the butt wrapped in linen or leather for moisture absorption and its tip made of hard-wrapped leather.
4. Pool Cue Chalk – this is applied to the pool cue to increase friction when the tip strikes the cue ball. It also allows for greater control over how much spin the ball gets. As players love chalking the tip when sizing up their next shot, be sure you have lots of them in stock.
5. Pool Balls- these are very important billiard supplies that come in many different types of sets, the most common type of which is the 16-ball set, which includes 7 solid balls, 7 striped balls, a black 8-ball, and a white cue ball. Be sure when you are buying pool balls that you ask for the right kind of set.
6. Pool Ball Racks – these may be made out of wood or plastic, with wood sturdier and a little more expensive than plastic, but worth the price if you are looking for years of beautiful, long lasting use. They usually come in the standard triangle, which you can use for 15-ball games and 9-ball games alike, and the diamond shape, which is especially designed for racking 9-ball games.