IBI becomes small business partner of the National Forest Foundation.


  International Billiards is proud to announce that we have become a small business partner with the National Forest Foundation and pledge to plant 10 trees for every pool table sold. Reforestation is amazingly beneficial to removing CO2, purify our air and water and providing food and habitats for wildlife. Working in an industry that uses hardwoods, we believe it is import to give back to the environment and then some! 10 trees planted on a National Forest can sequester 5 metric…

Introducing Design Consultation Services


  International Billiards is introducing design consultation services. The same great customer service you expect in our stores, now in your home or online. International Billiards is a family business that was established by Bill Morrison in 1940. Since that time, we have made customer service and satisfaction our primary foundation for doing business. We have always pushed the envelope of technology to provide our customers with excellent customer service. We will help you find the perfect pool table and…

Covid 19 – Retail to go


To Our Customers & Friends, We hope everyone is fairing well in these trying times and that you are all safe and healthy! We also know that you are running out of activities to keep your family entertained so we are here to help! You can call us during regular business hours at 713-869-3237 or click on the green chat icon below. While our showroom remains closed to the public, our sales associates are available by phone, email and webchat to assist…

COVID-19 Update


To Our Customers & Friends, The spread of COVID-19 is affecting every one of us, especially here in Houston. As a result, our showroom is currently closed to the public as we work with local and state government to reduce the spread of the virus. We are still doing business! Our sales associates are still available by phone, email and webchat and are ready to assist you in any way needed. We will be taking orders online and over the phone. We will schedule deliveries and pick ups…

What to expect for wear and tear on your pool table


Wear and tear on your pool table is similar to the wear and tear that happens to your car, home, clothes and other furniture.   How long your pool or game table lasts, is directly linked to the kind of use it gets. If you take care of and maintain your table, you could conceivably have it for many decades. As part of our standard service quote questions, we ask “is your table more than 60 years old?”  We do this…

What to expect for wear and tear on your billiard cloth


How long your cloth lasts depends on two things: what quality was installed and what type of play it endures.  If you purchased your table from or had it serviced by a well established billiard dealer with a true brick and mortar store- you probably were sold high quality, commercial grade billiard felt.  If you purchased it from a warehouse or online, it’s difficult to know what quality you have received. In my 37 years of selling billiard cloth, I’ve…

What to look for in a shuffleboard table!


While there are many different sizes and styles of shuffleboard tables, the most important part of the table is not the size or frame, but the playfield. When choosing your shuffleboard table, you want to look for playfields with kiln dried vertical solid maple boards that have been joined with tongue and groove joints, have a poured polymer surface and climatic adjusters.  This will not only insure the table’s ability to withstand public and commercial use, but also has the…

BCA Insider – Spring 2015


INTERNATIONAL BILLIARDS CELEBRATES 75 YEARS Published in the Spring 2015 edition of BCA Insider By Keith Loria Although no one can say for sure what Bill Morrison was thinking when he started a vending machine business in Houston on a hot summer day back in 1940, most who knew him believe that his plan was always for the business to continue in the family. Fast forward 75 years and Morrison would be very happy. His son Al purchased the business…

Customers are NOT disposable.


Last month, I attended a meeting of billiard dealers from around the country.  The group was comprised of over a dozen dealers ranging from small family owned stores to large franchised chains.  The meeting was to see new product, introduce container specials and discuss MAP pricing.  However, during an informal visit after the meeting – my eyes were opened to the theory behind the “fast talking – today’s special” sales technique. In order to understand some of the difficulties that…

Get to know Legacy Billiards!


Legacy is one of our best selling brands. From pool tables, shuffleboards, games tables and more, Legacy does it all!