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Choosing a Pool Table Size

Room Size Chart

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Use this chart to determine the room size needed for a particular table and cue combination.

Room Size Fitting Chart, Size & Dimensions

Seven foot table: 3.5’ x 7’
A - 11' x 14'
B - 12' x 15'
C - 13' x 16'

Eight foot table: 4’ x 8’
A - 12' x 15'
B - 12' x 16'
C - 13' x 17'

Nine foot table: 4.5’ x 9’
A - 12' x 16'
B - 13' x 17'

 

When choosing a size for your new billiard table, there are several important aspects to consider.   Even if the table will fit comfortably inside the room, there must be adequate room around all sides of the table for players to shoot.  You should consider what size of cues you plan to use, and you may also want some room for a cue rack or cabinet to store additional cues and balls.  Fortunately, our website makes it easy to visualize — just select a size, and we can show you how much room you’ll need for various cue sizes.

Generally speaking, eight-foot tables are considered ‘professional’ size, whereas seven-foot tables are considered ‘bar’ size. If you have the space, we recommend the larger size, it generally provides a better playing experience.  However, a seven-foot table can be a great addition to a smaller room.  The smaller table may also be the preferred option if you regularly play pool in a bar and want the same size field when practicing at home.

If you are a power player, or you’re simply seeking to seriously develop your playing skills, you may want to consider nine-foot table, as this table is more challenging to play on. While the game might be more difficult at first, once you’ve grown accustomed to playing on a table of this size, standard eight-foot tournament tables will seem easy by comparison.