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Pool Table Room Size Chart

What Size Pool Table Should I Buy?

Figuring out which size pool table for your room is right for you usually depends on the minimum room sizes or area you want to put it in. Regulation standard pool table sizes simply means that the slate on the pool table is twice as long as it is wide. Following that rule all tables will have the same feel of play. The 7 ft pool table size is more common outside the home as most pubs and bars use these for customers, league players and tournaments. They can fit more of that pool table size in an area therefore more profit can be made. It is a comfortable regulation size pool tables to play and it does not always make it easier to play if that is your concern. The 7 foot table size is good for smaller areas.

8 foot pool table size have become the most common size for homes. If you have the space this is an excellent choice. Since it is the most common size these days we usually have a good stock on hand of our 8 ft pool tables. 9 ft pool tables are what you will see the professionals on TV play. They use a 9 ft because it is a little more challenging, but it also gives viewers the ability to see the action better; Hence that is also why they use certain colors of cloth during tournament play and also the cue ball will sport red dots so the viewer can tell what type of English the pro may be using etc. But that’s all for another blog, or page. If you have the room and are up for the challenge that just might be the size for you!

minimum room size according to cue length

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

In addition to the table's dimensions, you should account for at least 4-5 feet of space around the table to allow players to use cues comfortably without hitting walls or furniture.

7 ft pool tables are more common in commercial settings because they allow establishments to fit more tables in a given area, maximizing profit and accommodating league players and tournaments effectively.

Yes, larger tables, like the 9 ft options seen in professional play, offer more challenge due to their size, requiring more precise shots and strategy. However, they also provide an enhanced viewing experience for spectators.

The Front Range Pool Table Company offers help in understanding pool size charts and selecting the right pool table for your space. They encourage customers to request a quote for personalized assistance.

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