What is the cost to move a pool table?
Very few people consider this before they actually buy the table and sadly enough they always turn out to find that it cost much more than they expected. Here at SOLO® Billiard Table Services, our team will assist you in figuring out the cost to move your pool table.
Here is where details come into play, we know your time is valuable and as experience has taught us, being prepared means we need to know the particulars of your table and the circumstances surrounding the move. For this, we will ask you a set of questions to iron out the details.
Having this information will determine the cost to move a pool table and it ensures our team of billiard table movers is prepared for the job, the appointment is scheduled appropriately and carried out in a timely fashion.
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Calculating the cost to move a pool table in Peoria
The one thing we would like you to keep in mind is that moving a pool table is an intricate task. Moving a billiard table entails a methodical process that follows the same steps as when the pool table was built in the factory.
Except that in this case, it is in reverse in the sense that it is first carefully disassembled, we will not just take the legs off or move it using coasters.
The pool table is loaded in pieces, in some cases, we can create if necessary. The billiard table components are then transported to the end location.
Finally, we build this billiard table from the ground up in a piece by piece fashion. We ensure the playing surface is perfectly leveled, this job is complex and extensive given that it requires special tools and trained technicians. Our pool table specialists have years of experience in the field and we take pride in their workmanship.
We deliver an unrivaled and skillful pool table assembly service with precise leveling. Our Billiard table setup services are covered under our exclusive guarantee in writing, which in turn, is backed by a national organization.
In our years of experience, we have seen many pool tables that have been ruined because of failed moving attempts by someone with little to no experience.
Never try to move it in one piece, this could damage the billiard table, the property where it is moving out of or moving into and most importantly you could end up seriously injured. If a professional pool table mover will not relocate a pool table in one piece, why would you want to try to do it?
Why is moving your pool table in one piece a very bad idea?
Moving the pool table in one piece is a ridiculous idea only needed to be attempted by fools.
There are so many pool table brands out there, each manufacturer has different models, not to mention there are companies that already sold out, so there is a possibility that your pool table might be discontinued.
Even if you manage to have your pool table moved in one piece. Your pool table will have to be completely disassembled once in the room where it is to be installed.
Taking the pool table apart before moving is not only a necessary step in making sure that the pool table is setup is done correctly, but also this allows us to thoroughly inspect the pool table pieces covered by the existing cloth. This way you can weight out your options about whether to also book your billiard table refelting in new cloth during the installation.
There’s a lot of really bad information on the internet!
Videos on YouTube and things of that nature trying to show you how to move the pool table yourself so you can save the money. It’s just a plain bad idea. That pool table was not meant to be moved in one piece, it was built in the factory piece by piece and it was shipped piece by piece and it needs to be installed piece by piece.
Are you still contemplating the idea of whether you should or should not buy a pool table right now?
If you have already bought the table and are now trying to figure out how to move it without spending the money after you found the pricing to relocate a pool table correctly? Well, we don’t have any good answers for you.
Often you find that the service for a pool table is going to be comparable to the price, usually, people are anxious to get rid of their pool tables, either because they no longer use them, they have to move out and do not want to spend on the service.
One thing you need to know is if you do try to move the pool table yourself, it’s going to cost you the same amount of money to have us come and fix any problems you cause due to inexperience so it’s best to just put the money into the professionals and save yourself the extra time, headache and embarrassment.
Factors you should consider when figuring out the cost to move your billiard table
What you have to think about is that this table will probably only be moved once or twice in the time that you own it. So this is an expense that will not come up often and when it does get moved it is better to go with a professional service that can offer a guarantee.
This way all you are looking at is a one-time price for the service and not the additional costs that can result from faulty installation, damage to the table and/or property and most importantly personal injury.
We often get calls from customers that chose to go with a low-priced service and were either rescheduled, the job was canceled and the table or property was damaged by an inexperienced installer. Please consider this when shopping around.
Pool tables are not often moved if that’s out of your budget and you don’t want to spend the proper amount to have the pool table properly installed and moved you may want to reconsider the pool table in the first place.
Now you have an idea of what the cost to move a billiard table and the expenses involved for moving services of a pool table in Peoria.
Here is a list of particulars that determine the cost to move a billiard table
- The sizes of the pool table, more specifically the playfield area.
- The brand or manufacturer.
- The number of slates.
- The pocket style eg, drop pockets or a ball return system.
- Factors that would make it difficult for our movers to bring the table into or out of a house (eg, stairs or sharp turns).
- If you’re keeping the existing cloth or if you’re interested in the pool table refelting using a new cloth.
- Distance from pickup to the delivery location.
- And last but not least, if we need to handle a pool table repair at the time of service
There are generally 7, 8, & 9-foot slate pool tables and we will want to know if there are any stairs to negotiate.
Especially with the larger table because they are three pieces of the slate playfield and are very heavy when we have to carry them long distances.
This could also be dangerous going up and down stairs even with one of the pieces of slate.
We will have to know in advance to be prepared with all the materials and equipment needed for the task.
If it’s helpful, feel free to check out our pool table room sizes guide we put together to help you verify if your billiard table actually fits in the room where you want the pool table setup.
If it is the case that you already have a pool table, but you are interested in buying a newer table or perhaps a different size of a table. We can help also help! All you have to do is post an ad on our classifieds listings to sell a billiard table for free.