pool table

A good number of home owners would love to have a pool table or billiard table in their game room but aren’t exactly sure about how to choose the right table that would suit their living space. Nevertheless, if provided with the right steps to follow they’ll soon discover that getting the right pool table isn’t all that difficult after all.

The importance of getting the right pool table is to enable you choose the pool table dimensions that would help you as a beginner to enjoy the game. In order to determine all this you might like to try out different pool table sizes and then go for the one that works best for you.

And for the purpose of this post we’ll be talking about pool table sizes and pool table room size and of course all the things you should put into consideration in order to have adequate space to play and enjoy the game of pool. Guess you can’t wait already? Well, let’s get into the nitty gritty of this post shall we?

You should know already that pool tables come in different sizes although the generally accepted pool table size is 9ft by 4.5. However, there is the option of choosing the one that works for you. It is a matter of taking into consideration the ratio of the pool in terms of length and width. Knowing this will help you to determine the one that will work best for you. Surprisingly, there are various pool table sizes you can choose from. Here are the most common ones you should know:

  • British 6foot.
  • British 7foot.
  • American 8foot.
  • Small Snooker 10foot.
  • Tournament size Snooker 12 foot.

For all these table sizes, their length to width ratio is usually 2:1 but most of them come with a standard 48” cue. Nevertheless, you can always choose a bigger one than this. As long as your room have enough space to accommodate the length of the cue then you can make your moves without your cue pushing against the wall.

Pool Table Room Size.

Pool Table Room Size.


The space of your game room is just as important as the pool table size you have in mind. This isn’t surprising as it will determine if you’ll have a ‘tight’ spot while playing. The ideal pool table room size is the one that enables players to shoot and maneuver from all sides of the pool table without restraint. Now, while measuring the pool table room size, understand that you need to come up with the length of the pool table plus 2times the length of the cue and the width of the pool table plus 2times the length of the cue. This measurements will enable you know the right pool table size and cue you should be on the lookout for.


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