Serious billiards players know that a slate pool table can help their game, but do you know why slate is so important? We break down the top five reasons that slate matters to your game.

  • The ball turns over more smoothly on a slate table
  • It’s more damage-resistant. Slate is durable, perfect for when your billiards table has kids or beginners learning their shots on it.
  • Slate pieces joined smoothly together create an even playing surface for more accurate play
  • Its longevity, slate will last so your table can be passed down from generation to generation without losing quality of play.
  • BCA rules mandate a slate bed, so if your table is made with slate, you’re poised to have an advantage at any tournaments you may play in.

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