Regulation Size Billiard Tables: What is Regulation? 1
Many people ask: "What is a Regulation size billiard table?" Simply put, "Regulation" refers to the geometry of the play field, (cusion nose to cushion nose,) being exactly twice and long as it is wide. The length of a "Regulation Standard 8ft" table should be 88 inches long and 44 inches wide. A 9ft Regulation table play field measures 100 inches long and 50 inches wide.
Any size table can be considered as "Regulation" if the table is length and width ratio is consistant with these measurements.
The most common sized regulation tables are as follows:
Bar Size 7ft - (Playfield: 39" X 78") commonly called (Bar Size) as this is common to most coin-operated tables played in pubs and bars.
Standard 8ft - (Playfield: 44" X 88") This is the most common size sold in the USA for homes and private residences.
Tournament 9ft - (Playfield: 50" X 100") This is the full size the game of Billiards was invented on. It is still used in professional tournaments today.
The Perfect Corner 0
When you're looking to purchase a Pool Table, it's a big investment. We understand that. That's why we understand the importance of building a Table that is structurally sound to stand the test of time and provide decades of enjoyment.
Part of our promise to you is the use of quality hardwood materials. One of the areas of the table that takes the most strain are the corners. To build a stronger, sturdier and better made table, our patented Perfect Corner gives the additional strength needed to maintain the structural integrity of the table.
Metal Plates, MDF and Laminate are what most manufacturers use in the construction of their corners. It's an easy way to cut some corners- that's an intentional pun- in the manufacturing process. We decided to go the other route and make sure our tables hold up to the standards we've set.
In the long run, cutting corners on the manufacturing process to keep purchase pricing low is actually going to cost the consumer money. Would you rather buy a new table every 5 years or every 55 years?
That's the question you need to answer when you're looking at an investment such as a quality, well made table; a Legacy you can proudly share with the next generation- Yes, that pun was intentional too.
Hardwood Billiard Tables 0
What constitutes a true “hardwood” table is one of the most common misconceptions in how billiard tables are described in the industry today. A lot of companies and other brands refer to their product as being made out of solid hardwood. This is simply not true.
Many times, some billiard table manufacturers describe their products as “all wood.” All wood means they could be made of plywood, MDF, or they could as be another product called SPF. All of these materials are not solid hardwood, but they are made up of hardwood components that are glued together and then categorized as wood. As a result, you’re getting a lesser quality construction and lower value table when you purchase products made from these materials.
Legacy uses solid hardwood materials and components in all their tables across the line. When you’re shopping for the right product and for something with a high value, make sure you look for solid hardwood billiard tables.
Check out our video explaining how Legacy offers solid hardwood tables in all of our lines.
Billiard Table Slate 0One of the key components of a billiard table that you may not know much about is the billiard slate. Slate is the hard-rock material that makes up the playing surface of a billiard or pool table. Slate has two main purposes. One is to maintain a flat and level surface and the other is to provide weight. Some other billiard brands offer non-slate tables, but those generally do not meet the expectations that many consumers have. We offer high-quality, 1-inch slate on every Legacy billiard table. Slate comes in varying thicknesses from ½-inch all the way up to 2-inch. One inch is considered the standard in the industry, and that’s the size you see professionals using in competitive play. When shopping for a billiard table or pool table, keep in mind that slate is an incredibly important factor in maximizing playability. For more information about Billiard Slate, check out our video buyer's guide.
- Christian Gould
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