How to Choose The Perfect Pool Table Size For Your Space?

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Pool Table Sizes – The Complete Guide

A standard regulation size pool table is 4.5′ X 9′, however, pool tables come in different sizes. It is important that you buy one that fits the size of your gaming room.

When it comes to buying the right pool table size there are too many things that can go wrong if you don’t know what you’re doing.

But don’t get overwhlemed, thats why we wrote this post.

IN THIS POST WE COVER

  1. WHAT ARE THE STANDARD POOL TABLE SIZES & REQUIRED GAMING ROOM SIZE?
  2. HOW TO MEASURE YOUR GAMING ROOM BEFORE BUYING A POOL TABLE THAT FITS?
  3. WHAT DOES THE IDEAL GAMING ROOM FOR A POOL TABLE REQUIRE?
  4. BIGGER VS SMALLER POOL TABLES – OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER
  5. WHAT DOES A POOL TABLE WEIGH?

Quick Tip: looking to buy the best pool table for the money? read this post!

 

1.STANDARD POOL TABLE SIZES & REQUIRED GAMING ROOM SIZE 

There are three common sizes for pool tables, these are:

  • 7 foot pool tables
  • 8 foot pool tables
  • 9 foot pool tables (standard regulation size)

In the chart below, you will find the standard pool table sizes & dimensions and the required gaming room size you’ll need in order to have the best pool experience.

 

pool table sizes and room dimensions explained

 

If the room is too small, consider getting a smaller pool table, don’t try to squeeze in a bigger pool table into a small space.

Even if it will fit, remember you need to leave a place for players to actually move around and hit the balls with their pool cues.

Also, remember that its better to have a bigger room with a smaller table, Vs. a smaller room with a bigger table.

Seems obvious, we know, but people tend to forget that when buying their billiard tables.

 

2.HOW TO MEASURE YOUR ROOM BEFORE BUYING A POOL TABLE

In order to make sure you have enough room in your gaming room for your new pool table, you will need to measure it first.

You want to get a tape measure, and simply measure the gaming rooms width and length.

Then, in order to get the rooms square footage, follow the simple equation.

Rooms Length X Rooms Width = Rooms Size in SQFT

For those of you who, like some of our staff members(they know who they are, haha) struggle with simple math, use a calculator.

All jokes aside, its important that you get an accurate measurement of the room, so you won’t have to deal with squeezing the wrong pool table into too small of a space.

 

3. SETTING UP THE IDEAL GAMING ROOM FOR A POOL TABLE 

 

 

Other than the space, there are some elements needed in a gaming room, that will improve your pool/billiard experience.

First, you want to make sure the room has enough light in it.

When playing pool, you will need to shot accurately and see the entire surface of the table and the balls.

If the room is too dark, it will be harder for players to enjoy the game and their eyes will get tired as well.

Second, ideally, you don’t want anything in the vacancy of the table.

Pool requires focus and most pool players won’t look around when they’re focused on their next hit.

If there are any objects on the floors, or the floor isn’t leveled, players might fall and harm themselves.

Third, make sure there is access to every point of the table.

Did you ever play pool when theres suddenly a sofa preventing you from extending the pool cue for your next shot? its very annoying and can ruin the entire game.

The easiest way to prevent that is to grab a pool stick, and see that you have enough room to hit the a ball from every angle.

 

OTHER GREAT THINGS TO HAVE IN YOUR POOL GAMING AREA

 

Make sure you purchase a good cue rack, we recommend “Cue rack Only by Izzy Billiard” (link) that way you will have the pool tables accessories organized in one place.

You also want to make sure theres a good AC in the room, pool might not be as intense as boxing, but it is a sport and you will get hot when playing.

Having some music playing in the background is always fun, consider getting a good audio system for the gaming room.

Another great idea for an ideal pool room – keep a mini bar in the room with some soda or water for the players to enjoy when they get tired or want to take a brief break, maybe even some snacks.

 AVOID PLACING BEVERAGES / FOOD ON THE POOL TABLE.

 

pool table and balls

4.BIGGER POOL TABLES VS. SMALLER ONES 

There are different reasons you want to consider when choosing the size of your new pool table.

If the main players will be kids, you want to go with a smaller, 3.5′ X 7′ pool table.That will be easier for them to play and reach different spots on the table.

For adult pool players, we highly recommend getting the standard 4.5′ X 9′ pool table. This table will provide the best gaming experience for you and your buddies.

Some people buy a pool table as a decorative piece and do not intend to play it which is completely fine.

In that case we do recommend the 4 ‘ X 8 ‘ table. It still looks luxurious but will take less space than the standard regulation-size table.

 

5.HOW MUCH DOES POOL TABLES WEIGHT? 

Pool tables usually weight between 650 pounds – 900 pounds [thats 300-400 Kilograms] that depends on the size of the table and the materials it was built with.

You want to prepare beforehand if you’re buying a pool table when delivery is not included.

You won’t be able to lift that table by yourself or even with a friend, or at least most people won’t.

Consider calling local pool table movers, that will save your back for sure. They will do a better job and you wont risk an injury or even worse, hitting your new table (we’re kidding).

 

THE BOTTOM LINE 

We hope this post helped you choose the ideal pool table size for your gaming room.

You definitely want to take these extra few steps and make sure you’re buying the right table Vs. making a rush decision and buying the wrong one.

If you have any questions or need any help, please comment below, we’ll be glad to hear from you.

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Thats all for today, now lets play some pool!