The playing surface of a good quality snooker table has a bed of slate so it is called a slate bed pool table.
30 inches above the slate bed.
If you go underneath the table, you will be able to see the slate surface. The slate may also be visible at the side pockets if you examine carefully.
The major advantage of a slate bed pool table is that it provides a more true and even run of the balls. On other surfaces the balls are more likely to deviate from straight lines. Slate tables will also allow the balls to react better to spin.
This is a fancy name used to sell a 3/4 inch synthetic pool table surface that has enough slate inside of it so that they can say the word slate legally. This type of surface is not similar to a true slate pool table and will not provide a level playing surface over time.
This describes a pool table that has a playing surface of slate, covered by the cloth of coourse.
You cannot make the slate for the pool table. It is cut and milled for the table, and then the table manufacturer fixes a wooden frame to the slate and fits it to the table frame. Then the holes are drilled to anchor it to the table.
Yes. To be a regulation table it must be slate. To be sure you have a consistent playing surface that is similar to that of a regulation table, it must be slate. A pool table can have a different surface but it should not be expected to be idenitical in play as a slate table.
what it the average weight of a 7 foot slate pool table
This is the large main surface of a pool table. Slate is a stone, so it can be cut extremely flat and does not warp.
Yes, slate is not necessary, but the level of play may not equal to even a cheap slate table.
most billiard tables are slate covered with felt, a wooden one is rare and unlikely- reexamine it. i doubt it would be cost effective to change.
A 9 foot Gandy pool table uses a fine finished 3 piece slate. There is no pattern specific to Gandy.