If you love playing pool, and you have a big basement, then you should really consider turning your downstairs space into a pool lovers oasis. There is nothing like shooting a few games of pool whenever you like. It can be troubling to have to go drive to a pool hall whenever you want to play a few rounds. Sometimes there is not even a pool hall nearby and you might have to head to a bar. And, as any pool aficionado will tell you, the pool tables in bars are not always good. They might be warped, or not be regulation size. Not to mention you might have to wait for a game. So, with that said, here are a few ways to turn your downstairs basement into a pool hall.
Waterproofing The Walls and Floors
It is not enough to go ahead and make sure that the room is large enough for your pool table. You need to make sure that the room won't get flooded, and your table won't be ruined. If you are spending a lot of money for a nice pool table with oak legs, the last thing you want is for the basement to flood and your expensive pool table to get ruined. So you need to bring in a contractor that has experience in dealing with waterproofing basements. This will allow you to make sure that your large investment in an expensive and quality pool table is safe from water damage.
Install A Dehumidifier
The next step is to make sure that you have a dehumidifier set up in the room. You never want to forget that moisture can be in the air, and this can ruin a table. If you are not getting a slate top table, then it is absolutely imperative that you have a dehumidifier set up. The moisture can warp the table top and you will have a worthless pool table. And even if you do get slate, don't forget that the felt and wood legs and siding can be damaged.
Install Rack and Cue Holders On The Wall
Finally, don't forget to make sure that you install good racks and holding spaces on the walls. You don't want to lay pool cues against the walls. They can fall over and chip or break. Get decent pool cue racks and have them attached to the walls. These can hold the cues safely and will also make the place look much better than if you were to simply lay them against the wall in a haphazard way.Share