What size does my room need to be for a pool table to fit properly?

First you need to know what size pool table you have. Then you need to decide what size cues you want to use for comfortable play. The standard pool cue is a five foot cue, or 60 inch cue. When purchasing a shorter cue, you may want to look for one that’s “weighted”. Meaning it’s going to have the same weighted feeling in the back end, giving you the same balance as a full length cue. The following chart tells you what size room you need depending on what size pool table and what length pool cue you have:

Room Size Recommendation Chart for Pool Table

Table Size Playing Area 48″ Cue 52″ Cue 57″ Cue 60″ Cue
6′ x 3′ 66″ x 33″ 14’6″ x 11’9″ 15’2″ x 12’5″ 16′ x 13’3″ 16’6″ x 13’9″
7′ x 3’6″ 78″ x 39″ 15’4″ x 12’2″ 16′ x 12’10” 16’10” x 13’8″ 17’4″ x 14’2″
8′ x 4′ Standard 8 88″ x 44″ 16’4″ x 12’8″ 17′ x 13’4″ 17’10” x 14’2″ 18’4″ x 14’8″
8′ x 4′ Oversized 8 92″ x 46″ 16’8″ x 12’10” 17’8″ x 13’6″ 18’2″ x 14’4″ 18’8″ x 14’10”
9′ x 4’6″ 100″ x 50″ 17’4″ x 13’2″ 18’4″ x 13’10” 18’10” x 14’8″ 19’4″ x 15’2″
10′ x 5′ ‘Snooker’ 112″ x 56″ 18’4″ x 13’8″ 19’4″ x 14’4″ 19’10” x 15’2″ 20’4″ x 15’8″
12 x 6′ ‘Snooker’ 124″ x 62″ 19’4″ x 14’2″ 20’4″ x 14’10” 20’10” x 15’8″ 21’4″ x 16’2″

How do I know what size table I have?

The way to properly measure your pool table is simple. Stand at the head or foot of your table, so you’re looking down the table lengthwise. Take a tape measure and place it at the tip of the left cushion. The ‘tip’ is the edge of the rail where the ball first makes contact and then bounces off. Holding the tape measure at the left tip, now stretch across to the right side cushion tip. This measurement can be used with the chart above to tell you what size your pool table is. It will be the same as one of the smaller of the two measurements in the ‘Playing Area’ column of the chart above. If the table is broken down, you can measure the slate’s width and we can tell you what size your table is.

 

By Melissa Buchanan