FAQs

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Below is a list of frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions that are not listed below, please contact us.

  • What is the playing surface and how does it work?

    The playing surface is called ‘Vitrik’, it is a patented technology by Elite Innovations. It is a coating and mesh multi-layer combination, fixed to the glass, which allows the balls to roll silently at a near identical rate to a standard cloth table, plus spin(English) can be applied. It’s highly durable, completely non-toxic and is 96% transparent. Please view our video to see our table in action, you will see that the balls indeed behave as they should. 

    The Vitrik™ playing surface is durable and will give years of game play, but when it needs to be recovered eventually (just as cloth tables do), please contact us to have it recovered. We offer a 12 month warranty on the playing surface against workmanship. Warranty does not cover wear and tear, or misuse. Only balls supplied by Elite Innovations can be used on the Vitrik surface – though others will not affect the physical properties of the surface, other balls may leave significant, highly visible, burn marks.

  • What is it like to play on?

    The experience is truly unique. The balls roll at a speed that is very similar to an average cloth/slate table.  The balls glide quietly on the playing surface.  Vitrik™ is a glossy film, and isn’t made of small fibres like cloth, so the balls roll very smoothly.

  • What type of bumpers are used?

    All our pool tables use the international-standard triangle section (called K-66) rubber bumpers for accurate rebound.

  • What size is the table available in?

    The G1 is available in both 8’ and 7’ sizing, all other tables are only available in 8’ at this stage. Of course, if you require a table in 7’ we are more than happy to accommodate. A longer build time, and small additional cost, will apply as we will need to re-scale the pool table proportionally from the ground up.

  • Can the glass break easily?

    No. The glass is 15mm(0.6”) thick, and is a one piece Monolithic Float Glass and is completely protected from above by the shock-absorbing Vitrik playing surface.

    An errant cue or airborne ball cannot break the glass, due to the shock absorbing nature of the Vitrik surface. However, as with traditional slate tops, it’s not impervious to damage.

  • Why glass instead of slate?

    Like slate, glass is very strong, rigid and provides excellent flatness even in large unsupported areas. Glass also integrates beautifully with modern interiors, as it’s used extensively in modern furniture and interior fittings.

  • How does the new Vitrik™ surface play compared with felt?

    Vitrik replicates the rolling properties of standard felt (worsted-wool cloth). It also allows the use of spin (English). Feedback from professional pool players has indicated it rolls just like a 400g/m2 – in other words slightly slower than a tournament cloth.

    Spin (English) can be applied and the surface provides more friction than cloth giving a more aggressive effect. Traditional cloth surfaces change in speed as they wear out, and speeds also vary depending on whether they have recently been brushed. Vitrik rolls at a consistent rate over its entire lifetime.

  • How durable is the Vitrik playing surface?

    Vitrik is a smooth, glossy material and with proper care and maintenance, it is highly durable and will give years of service. Considerable testing has failed to tear it – even trick shots. The surface is inherently scratch-resistant so scratching through normal usage does not occur.

    We offer a 12 month warranty on the playing surface against workmanship. Warranty does not cover wear and tear, or misuse. Only balls supplied by Elite Innovations can be used on the Vitrik surface – though they will not affect the physical properties of the surface, other balls may leave significant, highly visible, burn marks.

    The only way in which it can be damaged during game play is by striking the cue into it very hard with the cue steeply inclined. This can leave a light visual mark (just as it does on cloth), however it will not tear, unlike cloth. Any marking is superficial and can be improved by polishing with our Vitrik polish should they occur – we can recommend an equivalent off the shelf product too.

    The only situations that we would expect this to occur is extreme trick shots and jump shots. Unlike cloth Vitrik won’t fade and isn’t affected by humidity. It is easy to clean, is resistant to spills and doesn’t allow chalk or other particles to get under it. This prevents the degradation of play experienced after only a few years of usage of cloth surfaces.

  • How large does my room need to be?

    For a 8’ x 4’ size table we recommend a room of at least 15.5 x 12 feet (4.7 x 3.7 metres) if using 48” cues.  Longer 58” cues require 17 x 13.5 feet (5.1 x  4.1 metres).

    For a 7’ x 3.5’ size table we recommend a room of at least 14.5 x 11.5 feet (4.4 x 3.5 metres) if using 48” cues.  Longer 58” cues require 17 x 13.5 feet (4.7 x 5 metres).

    To ensure safety and quality, our tables and frame are manufacturing using industrial grade compontents – meaning they can weight from 290kg up to 500kg! Customers are responsible for ensuring that their floor is structurally sound. If the table is not being installed on a ground floor, we recommend contacting a structural engineer or your builder.

  • What is the build quality of your products like?

    Elite Innovations does NOT mass produce cheap pool tables from China. We utilize only quality suppliers and have a high standard in all aspects of our manufacturing. Aside from some minor components and accessories, such as our aluminium triangles made in the USA, our products are made, constructed, painted and packed in Australia. You can be assured that you will receive a high quality product.

  • What cleaning/maintenance is required for the Vitrik™ surface?

    For routine cleaning, we recommend using a slightly damp cloth. We recommend the application of the polishing agent at least once per month to optimise its appearance and obtain maximum lifetime from the playing surface. The polish should be applied to both the surface and the balls. In case of an event/party, we recommend polishing the table and balls before and after to help protect your investment from heavy wear.

  • Tell me more about frame construction.

    The intention of our designs were to create a modern, minimalist appearance, while still making our tables very robust and strong. This was done to allow the tables to fit with more modern decors, which are light and open and make use of glass and metallic materials.

    The table frame is all steel and aluminium, with the X1 and G7 featuring glass.  They will not warp or sag like timber, and are not affected by humidity.

  • What makes the frame stable?

    The frame uses heavy duty, thick-wall steel beams and/or brackets. The design gives excellent support to all areas of the glass. It is engineered like modern architectural structures, to provide strength and rigidity with less material and visual bulk.

  • What about the balls and cues, are they standard?

    Both balls and cues are standard sizes – though custom sized cues can be sourced on request. Only balls supplied by Elite Innovations can be used on the Vitrik surface – though others will not affect the physical properties of the surface, other balls may leave significant, highly visible, burn marks.

  • How do I move the table?

    Please contact us if you need to move the table. We recommend that Elite Innovations carry out the move to ensure it is set up correctly. Alternatively, contact us for more information.

Ultra Modern Styling - Uncompromised Performance

We have a passion to turn ideas into realities. We are a design house drawing from a variety of designers and inventors to develop products from which the world can find inspiration. We utilise a variety of methods to make each individual product. From complex CNC machine centres to one of South Australia’s best welders and machinists skilfully crafting each frame using only the best TIG welding process.

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