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Tips to Find the Right Pool Table Size

What size pool table should I buy?

Billiards Table Buying Tips

The pool table size that you should buy is determined by 3 factors:

  1. The size of your room
  2. The size of the cue sticks that you would want to use and
  3. What size table you prefer

For example, if your room is 13’ X 16’ that is enough room for a 7’ table, with full (57”) cues, to have perfect playability. Putting an 8’ table in the same room would require the use of 52” cues on some shots and if a 9’ table was installed in the same space 48” cues would be needed on most shots. 

When space is limited, what it comes down to is: what is most important to you? Do you want the biggest table no matter what or is it more important to use full length cues? 

When space is not the issue, then it is just a matter of preference. 

Quick fact pertaining to resale value: 8’ pool tables make up 75% of all tables in the residential market, 7’ tables are the second most common and make up 24% of the market and finally the Big 8 and 9’ tables make up the other 1%. 

See our chart to determine what size table and what cue length size would be best for your room size.

Pool Table Sizes

There are 4 basic sizes of pool tables:  

  • 7’ (39X78)
  • 8’ (44X88)
  • Big 8’ (46X92)
  • 9’(50X100)

Pool table sizes are determined by the size of there playfield NOT THE OUTSIDE DIMENSION. The playfield is the area that the ball rolls on. The easiest way to measure the table is to stand at one end of the table and measure the width of the pool table from the point of the cushion on one side to the other. It is not necessary to measure the length because it will be exactly twice the width


Pool Table Size Chart

Find the minimum room size you need based on pool table size and cue length.