What’s the chances of a big fat juicy steak or a freshly baked chocolate cake sitting untouched on your kitchen table in a house full of hungry men, women and children? Buckley’s you say? Correct.

The same can be said about uninvited household guests such as moths, carpet beetles, silverfish, cockroaches or even crickets ignoring the deliciously fresh cloth on your pool table.

To these standard pests cloth is steak and they’re not vegans – they are Paleo hipster of the greatest order.

Pool tables must be looked after and naturally it’s the cloth you need to most protect.

Therefore a Pool table cover is a strong recommendation to help protect not only against the wandering pests but from dust and the cold, dry, hot or humid conditions.

When purchasing a pool table cover, like most things in life you want to take a common sense approach.

For a starter if you decide on an expensive leather cover it is also going to need to be maintained in particular treating stains before they embed themselves.

The most practical and durable cover for a family pool table is the standard vinyl and the heavy duty vinyl which are great for both indoor and outdoor.



From a leaky roof to spilt milk the liquid will run-off plus the hardness of the vinyl does protect the table’s exterior from low-impact bumps.

The heavy duty vinyl covers come in all sizes from the 7 x 3’6” tables right through to the 12’ x 6’.

Full length covers are also available and are a solid option if you’re looking for some extra storage place beneath the table.

Black and burgundy are the standard colours as they do tend to blend in with most colour schemes and at the end of the day the colours best match the traditional wooden frames.

calico_covers_billiard_shopA third option is an easy to fold Calico cover. Calico is a plain-woven unbleached cotton fabric and while they don’t discriminate they are well suited to a mature household. The Calico cover is not uncommon for those households with traditional full-size tables positioned in a separate pool room.

Having a pool table cover will undoubtedly help maintain your favourite piece of furniture but cleanliness around the table from general household insect spraying to vacuuming or sweeping floors will also go a long way to ensure the bed-bugs don’t bite. Do all this and you can sleep tight!

The heavy duty and standard vinyl pool table covers along the Calico covers are available at all Billiard Shop outlets in Mackay, Toowoomba, Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast, Bundall on the Gold Coast and at Aspley and Slacks Creek in Brisbane.

And one final thing, when you come into Billiard Shop to invest in a cover make sure you know your table dimensions so you grab the right size.

If you have a much loved pool table that has had its fair share of bumps, bruises and tears, Billiard Shop pride themselves on restoration work and they may also purchase your current table if you’re looking to upgrade.

Let the good times roll!