Well, to protect it, of course!
When you buy any foosball table, it is unlikely that there will be a table cover included. This is surprising really as manufacturers could have a large logo on it, and if mass produced they would not be that expensive. As covers are not included with the table purchase, a lot of people think that they are not necessary, however even a cheap one can considerably increase the lifespan of your table. This is doubly important when you buy a table at $500+, why would you not spend $20, or so to keep it in excellent condition?
, this means you will not have to brush the dust, and other small particles off it very often. Saving you time, and keeping the surface in pristine condition
Why do you need a Foosball Table Cover?
This item is needed to protect your investment. Good quality foosball tables will last a long time, having a cover for it with help it last several more years, and keep it looking good. It should provide the following protection
Keep the Table Clean
Having a cover will keep the table surface clean Any drink spillages, liquids, or objects falling onto the table will be prevented from getting on to the playing surface.
Keep The Table Safe
Should the playing surface get damp, it will warp, or should a heavy object fall on to it; it will become dented. A foosball table that does not have a smooth flat playing surface is useless. Replacing the surface if it does become damaged in some way is very difficult!
Keep The Table Protected
The covered sides will also be protected from bumps and scratches as people and things pass by it. Once you have had a table for say ten years, it will have numerous small scratches. The area protected by the cover will be in a much better condition. Having a long cover will protect the whole table, and is recommended.
Paint and colors also fade with time, (several years) if left in the light. A cover will also stop this from happening. In ten years your table could still look like new.
Outdoor Foosball Table Covers
A cover for an indoor table is a good investment; if you have an outdoor table, a this is an essential investment. It would be a necessary accessory for your table.
When outside, it is going to be exposed to the elements, and direct sunlight. Yes, the table has been designed to be kept out, but we all know that anything left out is going to degrade much faster than something that is in a dry and safe environment.
A long waterproof cover is a must for an Outside Foosball table, even if stored inside (e,g, a Garage), as there is a lot more debris, water and things to scratch your table when it is not kept inside your house
Things To Consider When Buying A Foosball Table Cover
An indoor foosball table cover should be made with quality fabric, and be lightweight. This allows ease of use, is not difficult to put on or take off your table.
Outdoor table covers. Will be more substantial, and probably cost a little more, as they have more to protect the table from.
Materials used to manufacture these covers are usually Cotton, Polyester, or Vinyl. I would recommend a long waterproof polyester cover for an indoor table, and a long vinyl cover for outdoor Foosball Tables
A good quality cover should last for the life of your table, and any damage that would have been taken by the table is given to the cover
Design Of The Cover
There tend to be two types of table covers
“Slotted” Covers. These have cuts in the side of it to go over the handles. These make it easy to see that there is a foosball table underneath it, and are quick to put on and take off. These tend to be shorter and do not protect the whole table
Uncut Covers. These do not have the slots in the side. Tend to cover the entire table, and are usually tied at the bottom so that they cannot move around. Offers excellent protection as the whole table is protected, but will take longer to put on and take off than the slotted covers.
The type of cover you want for an indoor table is up to you. Both provide a decent level of protection. However, for an outdoor table, you should get a waterproof Uncut vinyl cover for the best protection. These can be securely fastened so that the wind can’t loosen it, and the rain get to your table
Size Of The Cover.
You want to make sure that you get one that is the correct fit, Look up the measurements of your table, or measure it yourself, then order one for a table of that size. Also, look at the length of it, so that you are getting the length you want.
If the length and width are too small, then it will not fit on your table. If it’s too big, it is not going to look very good. If you get the length wrong, well, it’s still going to fit on your table, but may not be what you wanted
Can I just throw a sheet over my table?
Yes, you can put a sheet over your table, and it is going to give some level of protection. Remember your mother, or grandmother placing a tablecloth on the dining room table? to protect it from scratches, etc.? Well, doing this to your Foosball table will have the same effect.
It will stop debris from landing on the playing surface, and its something knocks the side, it’s going to stop most of the scratching. However, it will not protect your table from water, which is a big downside.
Should you spill water on a dinner table, most of it is going to go straight on the floor. Due to the walls on the Foosball table, the water is going to stay there and could damage any wood.
In summary, a sheet over your table is better than nothing, but is not as good as a dedicated waterproof cover
Can I just put a Tarpaulin over my Outdoor Table?
Yes, if you put a quality tarp over your table and secure it properly, then this should be wind and rainproof, and will do an excellent job of protecting your table
Customizable Foosball Table Covers?
Yes, these are available. However, these tend to be a lot more expensive. You specify the Width, Length, and Height of the table to be
covered. You can then choose the style of ties that you require, and how often you want the grammets (slots for the handles)
You can then add an image to your cover advertising your business, or whatever else you want to be printed on this cover.
Covers And All offer this service
If you require more information, please check these references
www.gameroomguys.com , article, “Black Universal Foosball Table Cover “, retrieved on, Tue 28-May-2019
en.wikipedia.org , article, “Tarpaulin”, retrieved on, Tue 28-May-2019
www.washingtonpost.com , article, “GJQAoiWLdV Story Html”, retrieved on, Tue 28-May-2019
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