Looking for a quality table cloth that won't break the bank? Check out the Mercury cloth by Championship. This cloth plays like worsted but doesn't carry the same price as most worsted cloth. Used in such amateur tournaments as the BCA, VNEA and APA
I once cheaped out and bought some of this worsted cloth to cover 2 tables I was selling and used it on one of mine as well. It wore like iron but after a short while I didn't like it and would not recommend it. Spend the money on quality cloth like those recommended on here and you'll be happier.
I played on an outdoor table that was covered in what looked and felt like astroturf with bare rubber rails. Actually played not half bad, I played on some bar tables that were a lot less fun to play on that this random outdoor table.
When I was a teenager, my best friend and his uncle built a pool table from scratch, covered it with some type of leopard print fabric.......We thought it was cool at the time, but hey, it was the 1970's after all......