Area rugs under pool table?

EL'nino

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I'm just about to have my GC3 installed in my new room with hardwood floors & wanted some thoughts on whether or not to put an area rug under it? I'm sure it looks nicer with one but does it get in the way (tripping over the corners)? Any suggestions please.
 
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George the Greek

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I'm just about to have my GC3 installed in my new room with hardwood floors & wanted some thoughts on whether or not to put an area rug under it? I'm sure it looks nicer with one but does it get in the way (tripping over the corners)? Any suggestions please.
Check out Home Depot for indoor/outdoor carpet. They have various colors and it's not that old green stuff that you would think of. It comes in 12ft width and cut it into 3-4ft strips and lay it down as a runner around the table and use 2 sided carpet tape to hold it down
 

muskyed

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I put a rug under mine, but basically it's just for looks. It's pretty thin, but your feet sometimes catch on the edge, but you never feel like you are tripping.
I didn't buy a bigger one at the time because of the cost, but when I plan on recovering, I will look for a bigger one about 2' bigger all around.
One thing I will say is, with the table on a tile floor, it teaches you how to break without sending the cue ball off the table
 

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EL'nino

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I put a rug under mine, but basically it's just for looks. It's pretty thin, but your feet sometimes catch on the edge, but you never feel like you are tripping.
I didn't buy a bigger one at the time because of the cost, but when I plan on recovering, I will look for a bigger one about 2' bigger all around.
One thing I will say is, with the table on a tile floor, it teaches you how to break without sending the cue ball off the table
I was just looking at this pic in the table mechanic forum:)
 

GoldCrown

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I'm just about to have my GC3 installed in my new room with hardwood floors & wanted some thoughts on whether or not to put an area rug under it? I'm sure it looks nicer with one but does it get in the way (tripping over the corners)? Any suggestions please.
Your choice .. I don’t like it … sure a person can trip on it. However the corners or edges can be taped or glued. If it’s just for appearance skip it. If it’s for comfort do it.
 

GoldCrown

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I put a rug under mine, but basically it's just for looks. It's pretty thin, but your feet sometimes catch on the edge, but you never feel like you are tripping.
I didn't buy a bigger one at the time because of the cost, but when I plan on recovering, I will look for a bigger one about 2' bigger all around.
One thing I will say is, with the table on a tile floor, it teaches you how to break without sending the cue ball off the table
Beautiful room
 

AF pool guy

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The only time I ever catch the edge/corner is when I break and my back foot naturally lands about an inch from the rug’s corner. Get as large a rug as you can fit/afford, your feet/ knees will appreciate even the smallest amount of cushion.


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Island Drive

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I'm just about to have my GC3 installed in my new room with hardwood floors & wanted some thoughts on whether or not to put an area rug under it? I'm sure it looks nicer with one but does it get in the way (tripping over the corners)? Any suggestions please.
Room pic?

My 16x20 out bldg pool room only.
Flooring is over concrete slab.
5 rolls of 1/2'' rubber. 4'x16'. cost me in 2016 almost $800, but it runs Upward and lips up on the outer walls, love it.
Looking at thread #7, carpet squares glued/secured on the outer edges, might work.
The outside perimeter of carpet in #7 is a big concern.... like you mentioned..... friends' & guests in play, it will snag roll up the edges.
 
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bbb

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Do you have to re level the table a few times as the table compresses the rug?
 

Korsakoff

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No rug for me, just the hardwoods. Thought about it, but (1) to properly cover the the area under and around a 9' table, it appeared to me you might as well just have carpet; and (2) I like the look of the bare hardwoods better. They are of the 3/4" thick variety, so they can provide the proper support. Plus, they are installed over a concrete foundation with a a water barrier between the foundation and the flooring, so everything seems pretty solid.

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Rocket354

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No rug for me, just the hardwoods. Thought about it, but (1) to properly cover the the area under and around a 9' table, it appeared to me you might as well just have carpet; and (2) I like the look of the bare hardwoods better. They are of the 3/4" thick variety, so they can provide the proper support. Plus, they are installed over a concrete foundation with a a water barrier between the foundation and the flooring, so everything seems pretty solid.

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Indeed. I have a 9' with hardwoods. Cushioning is nice. That's why I wear Crocs when I play. Much cheaper than carpet/rugs, easier to maintain (no vacuuming), easier to replace, more cushioning, and much less chance of accidentally tripping yourself up.
 

Island Drive

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I remember over 50 years ago Jr. Golf had room in Tampa?
Where Steve Cook played.
Big room, he used rubber tiles.
Now when a ball went off table, you had to ''take a hike''. + they would strike the Rounded edges of the GC table feet as they rolled ''forever''.
 

Island Drive

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No rug for me, just the hardwoods. Thought about it, but (1) to properly cover the the area under and around a 9' table, it appeared to me you might as well just have carpet; and (2) I like the look of the bare hardwoods better. They are of the 3/4" thick variety, so they can provide the proper support. Plus, they are installed over a concrete foundation with a a water barrier between the foundation and the flooring, so everything seems pretty solid.

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Nice room.... had one similar. Gave it too her.
 
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Bob Farr

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I put a rug under mine, but basically it's just for looks. It's pretty thin, but your feet sometimes catch on the edge, but you never feel like you are tripping.
I didn't buy a bigger one at the time because of the cost, but when I plan on recovering, I will look for a bigger one about 2' bigger all around.
One thing I will say is, with the table on a tile floor, it teaches you how to break without sending the cue ball off the table
Beautiful room sir!!!!!
 

tg_vegas

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Do you have to re level the table a few times as the table compresses the rug?
I had to re-level my table twice as the table compressed the rug. I originally had mine down directly on my tile floor but it was hard on my feet after longer sessions. I find it much more comfortable now that I have a rug under it.
 

tg_vegas

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Knew someone had a ball go off the table and crack a tile. So if the flooring is tiled a rug might want to be considered.

If you have a ball go off the table, chances are it is going to land well beyond the size of your rug, unless you have a rug that is quite a bit larger than your table, IMHO.
 

DJKeys

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If you have a ball go off the table, chances are it is going to land well beyond the size of your rug, unless you have a rug that is quite a bit larger than your table, IMHO.
I have dropped a ball a number of times when racking, Aramith Tournament. So far, no damage to ball or tile, fingers crossed!
 
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