If you’re a pool table owner, you know the importance of keeping it protected. Whether it’s from drink spills, animal hair, dirt, dust, or direct sunlight, your table is in danger of getting some bumps and bruises along the way. Pool tables aren’t cheap and it’s imperative to make sure it’s clean and properly maintained to maximize its playability and longevity. A pool table or billiards cover will ensure that it is.
Most covers are made from vinyl or naugahyde, which is an artificial leather. But they’re all designed to perform the same tasks — keep your table protected from wear and tear and to prevent the playing surface from getting dirty or damaged. And we’ve compiled a list below of a handful of some of the most popular billiards table covers — in particular, for tables measuring 8 feet in length — to help you make your choice.
So keep reading below to find some of the highest-rated pool table covers available today.
1. 8-Foot Heavy Duty Pool Table Billiard Cover from Iszy Billiards
This pool table cover from Iszy Billiards is one of the highest-rated available on the market today. Made of heavy duty vinyl, the cover also has a soft cotton backing for added protection. Measuring 115.5 inches long by 71 inches wide (total with a drape included), it’ll fit most 8 foot tables. The drape hangs roughly a foot from the top of the table. That top portion of the cover excluding the drape measures 100 inches long by 56 inches wide.
Currently priced under $40, the cover is also available in 4 different colors — Amber (pictured above), Black, Burgundy, and Green.
If you’re interested in a different model from Iszy Billiards, check out their Nylon Rip Resistant Pool Table Billiard Cover here.
Price: $39.75 (12 percent off MSRP)
- Made of heavy duty vinyl with a cotton backing for added protection
- Fitted corners for secure fit
- Available in 4 different colors
- Some users couldn’t get the fold creases to flatten out
- While durably built, the color may fade if left out in the sun
Find more 8-Foot Heavy Duty Pool Table Billiard Cover from Iszy Billiards information and reviews here.
2. Imperial Officially Licensed NFL Billiard/Pool Table Naugahyde Cover
Football season is in full swing and what better way to show your team loyalty with the NFL Billiard/Pool Table Naugahyde Cover by Imperial. The officially licensed cover is extremely durable, thanks to the naugahyde construction, so you can expect years of style and protection from spills, dirt, sun, and other potentially damaging elements.
Measuring 100 inches long by 56 inches wide, it will cover most 8 foot pool tables and the fitted style will ensure added security. Most NFL teams are available and the team logo is prominently displayed in the center of the cover.
This cover is also available without the NFL logo. Click here to learn more about the Imperial Billiard/Pool Table Fitted Naugahyde Cover.
Price: Cowboys shown at $79.94 (18 percent off MSRP); price varies depending on team and availability
- Made of highly durable naugahyde
- Fitted style
- Prominent silk screened team logo on the middle of the cover
- Not all NFL teams available
- On the pricey side
Find more Imperial Officially Licensed NFL Billiard/Pool Table Naugahyde Cover information and reviews here.
3. CueStix International Fitted Heavy Duty Naugahyde Pool Table Cover for 8-Feet Table
CueStix International not only has a fitting name for billiards products, but their fitted heavy duty naugahyde pool table cover is a durable cover which will fit most tables 8 feet in length. Available in 5 different colors — Black, Green, Brown (pictured above), Tan, and Wine — CueStix’s cover measures 100 inches long and 56 inches wide.
The naugahyde material is longer lasting than what many other covers are made. The fitted-style cover will minimize damage from liquid spills, dirt, animal hair, and other damaging substances.
Price: From $58.51 (13 percent off MSRP)
- Made of heavy duty, durable naugahyde
- Great for keeping spills and other liquids from staining the felt
- Available in 5 different colors
- Some users said the cover took a while to lose the creases after unfolding
- Some users said the cover they received was too small to fit their table
Find more CueStix International Fitted Heavy Duty Naugahyde Pool Table Cover for 8-Feet Table information and reviews here.
4. Empire USA Deluxe Dark Brown Fitted Leatherette Pool Table Cover
The Empire USA Deluxe Fitted Pool Table Cover is made of a soft, yet durable leatherette material, which also happens to boast a rich and attractive dark brown color. This particular cover fits most tables with a length of feet as it measures 100 inches long and 56 inches wide. But it is also available in 7 feet and both come with a limited 1-year warranty.
The fitted cover should rest securely on your table, while the soft inner adds extra protection from spills, animals, dirt, dust, and other potentially hazardous materials that can cause damage. For the appearance and protection and durability it offers, the Empire USA cover is a fine deal at under $40.
Price: $37.99 (62 percent off MSRP)
- Soft fabric inner for extra protection
- Also available in size 7 feet
- 1-year limited warranty
- Some users said the cover was too short for their tables
- Only fits tables with rounded corners
Find more Empire USA Deluxe Dark Brown Fitted Leatherette Pool Table Cover information and reviews here.
5. Harley-Davidson Vinyl Pool Table Cover
You don’t have to be a motorcycle fan to appreciate this pool table company from Harley-Davidson. It’s just a cool cover. Made of soft and lightweight vinyl, the cover is designed to do everything you need it to; offer protection and prevent stains in a stylish way.
The unmistakable HD logo is silk-screened on and really pops off the deep black base of the cover. This particular cover isn’t fitted, but features weighted corners so putting it on and removing it are as simple and quick as can be. Protect your pool table in style with the Harley-Davidson Vinyl Pool Table Cover.
- Made of thick, but lightweight vinyl
- Weighted corners for easy application and removal
- Silk-screened official Harley Davidson logo in the middle
- Some users prefer fitted tables; this is not fitted
- Some users felt the creases remained months after unfolding the cover