Pool tables come in a variety of sizes to accommodate rooms of various sizes. However, you need to make sure that more than just your table will fit in your room. You also need to be able to fit your pool cues with room to move them comfortably, without hitting windows, while playing.
While a standard pool table is 8 feet long, there are also 7-foot-long pool tables and 9-foot-long pool tables.
The vendors we work with at The Spa and Sauna Co. are Brunswick Billiards and Olhausen Billiards. Both companies offer customization of their pool tables in a variety of styles. Pool table pricing starts at $2,150 and many models can be found in the $3,000 to $7,000 range. However, as you customize design, finishes, sites, types of cloth, and add upgrades, pricing can go over $10,000.
Click here for a chart provided by Brunswick Billiards for optimal room dimensions for pool tables of various sizes.
The smallest room you would ever want to put a pool table in is 11’6” x 14’6”. That would accommodate a 7’ pool table, with a short 48” cue. However, a slightly larger room at 12’ x 15’ would allow for that table with a 52” cue, while 13’ x 16’ would allow for a 7’ table with a standard size 58” pool cue.
Pool cue length comes down to personal preference and the amount of room you have. Some people prefer to break with a shorter cue, while other people who are under 6’4” feel more comfortable with a 48” or 52” cue.
For a standard 8’ table, you would need a room between 12’ x 15’6” with a short cue, to 12’6” x 16 for a 52” cue, to 13’6” x 17’ for a full 58” cue. As you can probably see, each time you expand the length of the cue chosen by 6 or 12 inches, you need to expand the size of the room by the same amount on all sides.
For a 9’ table, you would need a room at least 12’6 x 16’6”. A room of 13’ x 17’ would be needed for a 52” cue and a room of 14’ x 18’ would be needed for a 58” cue.
We hope this guide has helped you determine which room in your home can host your pool table. Please visit https://www.spaandsauna.com/pool-tables for more information on the brands we carry or to obtain a Pool Table Buyer’s Guide, Risk Free Price Quote or Information About Financing.
We carry pool tables, cues, and accessories at two of our locations, The Spa and Billiard Shop at 9748 S. Virginia St. in Reno and at The Spa and Sauna Shop, 250 E. Glendale Ave. in Sparks.
We look forward to helping your find the right pool table for your needs.