If you own a pool table long enough, chances are you that will eventually need some type of repair work done. The amount charged for repairing a pool table can depend on the nature of the repair and the distance a service technician will need to travel in order to complete the job.
Replacing the Felt
Replacing the felt can become necessary after time if the material rips in more than one spot. It could also be needed if the pile becomes especially worn. New pieces of felt that are big enough to cover a regulation-sized pool table range in price from $85 to $120. Glue or staples to hold the felt in place can cost between $20 and $35. When hiring a professional to complete this task, expect to pay an additional $75 to $100 for the labor involved with this project.
Changing out Cushions
Cushions come in different thicknesses, and this affects the price of them. Sets can range in price from $40 to $125 depending on their quality. It can sometimes be necessary to replace the rail’s facing, which is the material that covers the cushion. New facing usually costs around $3 per cushion. The cost of labor can depend on how many cushions need to be replaced. Labor charges can be between $30 and $50 per cushion, or around $180 to $300 to replace all of them.
Replacing the Pockets
One of the most expensive repairs involves replacing leather pockets. These range in price from around $55 to $125 each. Rubber pockets can be used instead, and these range in price from $25 to $40 each. A great deal of labor is involved in this task, and it can take anywhere from one to three hours to replace all of the pockets. This means that the labor cost for this repair can be between $30 and $150. When replacing individual pockets, the labor charge varies from around $20 to $40 per pocket.
Fixing Chips in a Slate Table
One of the least expensive repairs involves fixing minor chips in the top of a slate pool table. The materials used to do this run between $5 and $10. This includes the purchase of filler or beeswax and sandpaper for smoothing. While the materials to fix chipped slate are very cheap, doing so nonetheless requires that the felt be completely removed from the table. Whenever possible, this task should be done at the same time a felt top is replaced. The cost of labor might only be an additional $20 whenever the pool table felt is also being replaced; otherwise, a repair company may charge an additional $95 to $120 to complete this task.
When hiring a professional to repair a pool table, savings can normally be realized whenever two or more repairs are done at the same time. That’s because many repairs require the removal of some of the same parts. By ensuring all repairs are done at the same time, pool table owners can save money while also helping to enjoy better play.