A Better Game is Woven Into our Cloth
Simonis cloth's tight weave naturally repels liquid spills and stains.
The tight weave prevents penetration of dirt and chalk dust, and the twist of the worsted threads allow the fabric to naturally resist liquid spills and stains, thus greatly increasing the fabric's life as well as making it easy to clean.
Some cloths have recently entered the market with a "new" feature... spill resistance. These cloths have been chemical processed or coated to achieve the ability to resist liquid spills. Unfortunately, chemical treatments reduce the accuracy and predictability of billiard cloth, thus negatively impacting your game. In addition, chemicals in the cloth alter the cloth's elasticity and will typically need to be re-stretched within the first few months after initial installation.
But is spill resistance really a new feature?
Resisting liquid spills has always been a part of Simonis cloth. Simonis cloth naturally repels liquids because we use the finest worsted wool, an optimal thread count and a proprietary manufacturing process. This keeps liquids from penetrating the cloth and allows spills to be cleaned up quickly without staining or damaging the playfield. Doubling up? Certain cloths are available with "stain guard" from the factory. However, some dealers are offering to put additional "stain guard" on cloths that have already been treated. If you feel you must have stain guard on your cloth, make sure you are not getting double-charged for the privilege. (Oh, and good luck getting your table spot to stick on Teflon® treated cloth)