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How to choose table size

How to choose table size

The first thing to consider when thinking about creating a pool room is the space

You need enough space to allow for players to shoot from all sides of the pool table. Here we help you consider what size room is needed for different sized pool tables. We are often asked about regulation-size pool tables. This refers to a 4 1/2 foot by 9 foot table. It requires a much larger room than a 7 foot table, as shown in the chart below. Standard two-piece cues measure 58 inches in length. The pool room size needed then is the length of the pool table plus 2 times the length of the cue and the width of the pool table plus 2 times the length of the cue.

Let’s look at an example. You have a room with an available area measuring 16 feet 8 inches by 14 feet. This is 200 inches long by 168 inches wide. We know the length of our cue is 58 inches for each side of the pool table, or 116 inches, so the room length (200 inches) minus cue length (116 inches) equals 84 inches allowed for the length of the pool table. The width of the room (168 inches) minus twice the cue length (116 inches) equals 52 inches allowed for the width of the pool table.

Your space can fit a pool table 84 inches long and 52 inches wide. Standard pool table lengths are 7 foot, 8 foot, 8 1/2 foot and 9 foot. Your space would best fit a 7 foot table.

Here is a chart of standard table sizes and suggested room dimensions :


Lighting is very important for a good playing experience.

Lights have to be placed 80 cm above the playing surface.