I have a Peter Vitalie table, 3 piece slat. Very massive frame. The picture is not current, I am living in a brand new built house and have not set up the table yet.
What's the point?!?!
Cause it looks cool. I live in my house--I want quality items in it that I enjoy and enjoy looking at. That design matches the table and the decor perfectly.
And, although he passed away last year, my cat needed comfy flooring to hang out on. He hung out under the table while I played pool.
So, to conclude, my carpet is performing admirably in the purpose it is intended to achieve: looking cool beneath my table. I have played pool barefoot plenty of times, but not for any extended length of time without a comfortable set of shoes and wool socks (although my hips are both in great shape—I now have more flexibility than the average person my age without artificial hips).
I went with a high industrial grade, all wool, Berber carpet. Berber is a weave pattern that wears very well in high traffic areas, but beware of cheap materials. Only wool or all nylon should be considered. It really deadens the noise level in my pool room, and is very comfortable under foot. After eight years, it is not showing any wear. It is important to use a high grade of padding under your rug, because it will also add to the life of the carpet. The room was built solely for the purpose of having a 9' table, so it was built with 12" centers on the floor joists, instead of 18", and the carpet was chosen with the same purpose, of being pool friendly. Settling has never been an issue, and the table has remained level.
Never mind about the rug question, I'll figure it out myself. My choice on table cloth color or wall color is my choice and what I wanted to go with at the time. The table color was a mistake and I have learned my lesson, just like I have learned my lesson that most advice on here is mostly bullsh*t. Whether someone wants a rug under there table or wants there choice of cloth color is there choice, just the same as what type/color car they buy, what cloths they buy or who they marry, it's there choices and there right to make them choices.
So, now you people can go give your advice on someone's other post, most of it being from people who are more interested in running people down or want to just want to put there worthless bullsh*t advise.