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How to transport a pool table

June 8, 2018

Playing pool or snooker is a great way to relax. So it’s no wonder that many people go out and buy pool tables for their very own game rooms. However, these tables can be really heavy, sometimes weighing more than 200 pounds. As a result, it’s really hard to transport a pool table to a new location.

So what should you do when moving to a new location? You can’t leave your pool table behind. And you shouldn’t.

At Empire Movers, we transport pool table quite often. So we have a lot of experience with these awesome items. That’s why we’ve put together a list of tips to help you transport a pool table the right way.

Dismantle the pool table

The best and safest way to transport a pool table, no matter how heavy it is, is to take it apart. Dismantle it and you won’t need as much energy to relocate it. But remember to label the boxes and pieces. This will come in handy when you need to put the pool table back together.

Remember that pool tables are very heavy. Even if you take them apart, you might still be dealing with heavy pieces. So ask some friends to help you with the dismantling process.

When dealing with the slate, remember that it is the heaviest piece so be careful when moving it. Make sure it is protected and adequately wrapped, to avoid any damage. Don’t try to move it yourself. Ask for help.

Putting the pool table back together

Now that you’ve moved the pool table to its new location, you can put it back together. Don’t worry, it’s not that complicated. If you’ve already labeled the pieces, it will be a piece of cake. All you need to do is to follow the steps you took in order to dismantle the pool table, but in reverse.

Again, remember to be careful and make sure that you ask for help.

Don’t be afraid to use professionals to transport a pool table

If you need to transport a pool table to a new location, you should consider hiring a professional moving company. You can move it yourself, sure. But professionals know what they’re doing. They know how to take the pool table apart, they know how to put it back together, and they know how to transport it. And, most importantly, they can do all of these things without damaging your property. Hiring a professional moving company might cost you, but it will definitely be cheaper than having to replace your pool table.

Empire Movers’ team of trained professionals has moved hundreds of pool tables. We know how to transport a pool table safe and sound, so, if you’re looking to move one such item, don’t hesitate to give us a call.