Simonis cloth provides superior accuracy and consistency and this is what you want on your table. It is the perfect choice for your pool hall or home table.
Simonis cloth is very different from the fuzzy "felt" that is still used in the industry. Our cloth is woven and precisely sheared to avoid affecting the roll of the balls and you can readily see the weave of our cloth. When installing Simonis cloth, be sure to put the MARKED SIDE UP. This smooth side has printing on the edge with the grade, i.e. SIMONIS 860. This is the playing surface of the cloth. (The back of the cloth is not sheared as fine and is slightly fuzzy)
- Simonis is NOT a "felt", it is carefully and precisely woven fabric specifically designed to enhance your game by allowing the balls to roll straight and true while still maintaining consistent speed and spin.
Q. Simonis cloth is harder to stretch than other cloths.
A. This is true and it is intentional. Simonis goes to great lengths to ensure that our cloth stays within small, specified ranges of extension and elasticity. The benefit of this precision tolerancing is that, once the cloth is properly installed, it will not loosen or require re-stretching like many lesser quality cloths require and any small damage to the playfield will not grow or spread as it does in these lesser quality cloths.
Did you know that proper installation of your cloth can prevent premature wear?
- If cloth is installed too loosely, the cloth can "bunch up" in front of the ball, thus greatly increasing the appearance of marks on the cloth. Cloth that continues to stretch or "relax" after installation will also suffer from this problem.
- Simonis cloth is meant to be installed tightly over the surface of the slate. This not only provides the best playing conditions, but it will ultimately increase the usable life of your cloth and your enjoyment of the game.
- As always, be sure to keep the balls and the playfield clean.
Note for Glue-Down Installations Simonis cloth can be glued, but only with certain adhesives. Spray adhesives typically WILL NOT hold the cloth in a edge-glue application.
Simonis Standard Cloth Cutting Guide Many tables require special sizes in order to be covered properly. The Simonis Standard Guide is provided for general reference.