The most complete guide to buying a pool table

The most complete guide to buying a pool table

Are you thinking of buying a pool table ? Here is a complete guide with 10 tips to consider before buying a pool table (billiards). So it will be easier to choose the one that best suits your needs. And enjoy it , of course.

1- Why you’re going to use

The first important issue is to be clear what purpose you will use the table: to get started in the world of pool? To play with family or friends? To decorate an area of ​​the house? To train and prepare championships?

Depending on the use it suits one type of design or certain dimensions. For example, if you’re starting or would you use to make some items occasionally, better look at a table of 7 feet (such as recreational or usually found in bars). If you have mastered the game, you train and compete, enjoy more than 9 feet.

2- How much space do you have?

The second key point is precisely feet, the dimensions of the table. How much physical space you have to locate the table? Depending on the space available you can place a larger or smaller table. The three standard dimensions are:

  • 7ft : 2.13m x 1.07m long width x 0,78m high
  • 8ft : 2,37m x 1,17m long x 0,81m wide high
  • 9 feet : 2,54m long x 1.27m x 0.85m wide high

To find out how much you need space, you must add 3m approx. (Double the normal measuring taco) on each side of the table. Thus, the space for each table would be:

  • 7ft : approximately 20m2.
  • 8ft : approximately 24m2.
  • 9 foot : approximately 28 m2.

3- Choose a good brand pool tables

There are many brands and countless models, the key is to choose tables of recognized quality and prestige. In this regard, Dynamic, and Longoni Prostar offer good options competition tables and pool tables for home design:

Dynamic III 9ft : official of Eurotours and European Championships Pool.

Pool Table 9Ft Black Dynamic IiiProstar Club Tour Edition 8ft : competition table made with wood Mahogany

Pool Table Prostar Club Tour Edition 8 Ft Mahogany

Prostar Club Tour Edition 9ft : competition table designed in Italy, 24 slate levelers.

Pool Table Prostar Club Tour Edition 9Ft Black

Monaco 8ft LED : Stunning table design with LED lights on the legs and into the pockets.

Pool Table 8 Ft Led Monaco

Longoni P40 (design) : ideal for home, multifunctional and unique for its aesthetics.

Pool Table Design P40

4- If it’s nice, better right?

Designing a pool table is also important. They come with classic, modern, retro style … It’s better take a look at the catalog to see all the available supply. By the way, here you are 7 tables billiard buy any billiard player with eyes closed .

5- Do you want “easier” or “harder” portholes?

Tables 7 and 8 feet usually have, “easier” more open portholes. So when the ball touches first the band also used to sneak. In contrast, 9 feet are generally more demanding. In any case, you can ask the person responsible for mounting the table that will fit the pockets so that they are more or less open, more or less easy. To give you an idea, easy would be sufficient to accommodate 2 balls at once space; Normal, a ball and a half; and difficult, just a ball.

6- No good mat no good pool

The table you buy already includes cloth, but know that there are different types and qualities. According material handling, there are of two types: those made of wool (woolen cloth) and those made of combed wool (worsted wool). The first, thicker, heavy and slow, it is what we usually see in recreational tables; while the second, thinner, faster and more expensive, are those used in competition. In this second type of cloth, it is crucial that the interlaced or braided fabric is perfect for the long run no knots altering the direction of the balls are created. In this article you have more details on the best billiard cloth.

Modality Table Game Zone cloth dimensions
Pool 7ft 200 × 100 cm * 225 × 165 cm
Pool 8ft 233 × 116 cm * 285 × 165 cm
Pool 9 feet 254 × 127 cm * 290 × 198 cm
Cannon Middle Match 254 × 127 cm * 290 × 198 cm
Cannon Grand Match 285 × 142 cm * 335 × 198 cm
Snooker 10 foot 305 × 152 cm * 430 × 198 cm
Snooker 12 feet 365 × 180 cm * 480 × 198 cm

7- And balls, either.

It does not include the pool table is the game ball. And here it is important to invest in one of quality. You’ll enjoy the games more and, above all, will last a lot. Among all brands of billiard balls, the most recognized are Aramith, Brunswick or Cyclop. Here is an article we explain what they are made and this one in which we recommend the best billiard balls on the market.

8- Does I can ride?

When you buy the pool table come disassembled pieces: the board (sometimes it is a single piece or several blocks), the wings, the legs, the table … If you have no experience riding billiard tables, it is best to do it one expert for you. The same vendor tables will facilitate assembly, simply review the terms.

9- How long will my pool table?

It depends on how you use it and how you take care. The structure of the table is very durable, be in good condition for years.

 What I have to do is check every so often follows leveled If you make heavy use will have to change the table more often. Every six months or every year, for example. The key is to take good care.

10. How to keep in good condition

And to close the guide, some tricks that will help you keep the table as new long:

  • Cover it with a cover when not in use
  • Brush cloth before and after playing
  • Avoid sitting or lean on the band
  • Punishes anyone to leave a glass on the table.
  • And try to avoid miscues ?

We hope this guide has resolved the doubts and you can already buy a good table. If you have more questions, leave them in the comments or email us at and assist you.

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