Like to buy a pool table? Wondering what you should keep in mind as you shop?
Here are a few things to help you search for the perfect pool table.
We know: How to Buy a Pool Table
Size of the Table
A regulation-size pool table is one where the width is equal to half the size of the length. The most common sizes of pool tables are 6', 7' and 9'. The seven foot table is the most popular.
Size of the Room
A pool cue is usually 57" or 58" long. That means the room must accommodate both the table and the pool cue. It is also possible to buy or order shorter pool cues, if necessary.
What are the factors to consider in buying a table?
When buying a table you want to consider:
What makes some tables more expensive than others?
Mostly it's the materials used in the construction. If you buy a wooden table with a great degree of carving or detail work, it will increase the price, but not necessarily the playing quality. So, unless you are buying the table as a piece of fine furniture, look for one with slate and good quality cloth and solid construction for the best value.
What should I expect to pay for a pool table?
Pool tables range from the hundreds of dollars to more than $10,000. Here are some sample prices: