if you don't have a walk out basement there could be problems getting it in place. I sell tables for a living and I really don't see and advantage to the solid slate, its more or less a perceived value thing. Some people say one piece is better because that’s the way it used to be done or something like no one else does it but we can or some sh*it like that. If a table is set up properly you won’t see a difference in one or three piece slate.
I wasn't really going to reply to this thread unless someone asked me to, but after reading your post, I really couldn't resist...LOL
First of all: "if you don't have a walk out basement there could be problems getting it in place"
Comment: Not all houses have basements, some have garages, some are simply just ground floor. Some only have a few steps up/down to get into the area as to where the tables going. With tight corners, lots of stairs, yes, that can pose a problem for a 1 piece slate, but that also depends on what size of table slate, and WHO'S installing it.
Next: "I sell tables for a living and I really don't see and advantage to the solid slate, its more or less a perceived value thing"
Comment: It's obvious that you've had requests/questions about a specific kind of pool table that you DON'T sell, so of course your answer would be to direct the sale to something that you DO have to sell, therefore you have to sell the customer on disbelieve of their request in order to sell what you have on hand, instead of saying "Hey, you know what, I know just what you're talking about, let me get a hold of Diamond and see if we can get you one of them pool tables, but, just to let you know, there's some specific requirements when you install a 1 piece slate in your house, and if you fit the bill, we'll still sell you the accessories from our store here"
Next: "Some people say one piece is better because that’s the way it used to be done or something like no one else does it but we can or some sh*it like that"
Comment: Over sized one piece slates have never been made in the past, so your comment is inaccurate confirming the fact that you don't know what in the hell you're talking about. Undersized slates have been made before...not over sized, and I wouldn't own a table with an undersized slate in it. And you ARE right, no one else does manufacture an over sized slate except Diamond, and if you had your sh*it together, you'd be on the phone to Brian at Diamond talking about how to stock them in your showroom for sale.
Next: "If a table is set up properly you won’t see a difference in one or three piece slate"
Comment: How can you even make a comment like that unless you've actually set up both types of slates? That's kind of an ignorant statement coming from someone that "Sells pool tables for a living" don't you think?