Replacing Cushion Rubber on a Pool Table

Call the Baltimore 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.

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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 is usually done in two appointments because the glue needs about twelve hours to properly dry out so that the table can be playable and the room should be a well ventilated area so that the strong smell disperses. If this is the first pool table you are purchasing, something you need to take into consideration is the dimensions of your game room, feel free to check our pool table dimensions chart that we have put together for your convenience.

Even if this service seems complicated and it takes two appointments to be taken care of, it is not done very often as the pool table bumpers are very durable. 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 that you should consider is the quality of the pool table felt, as this needs to be replaced each time the pool table bumpers are changed out.

Raw rubber for replacing cushion rubber on a pool table
Standard Rail Rubber strips

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

The rubber on a bare pool table rail after replacing cushion rubber.
The rubber on a bare pool table rail

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 let us know, so that we be prepared.

 Checking the cushion rubber

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.

Different types of cushion rubber strips for replacing cushion rubber on a billiard table
Different types of cushion rubber strips

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.