How To

Measure Your Room for a Pool Table

Ensure Your Pool Table Fits Correctly

A properly sized table allows you to enjoy the game more!

Choosing a properly sized pool table ensures that you, your family and your guests enjoy playing without disruptive obstructions ruining your game. The pool table size that will fit your room best is determined by the width and length of the area your pool table will occupy, and includes consideration of the length of the pool cues. Most pool cues are approximately 58-inches long, but shorter options are available for smaller rooms.

How pool tables are measured.

A pool table’s size designation is determined by the length and width from the inside points of the bumper cushions. This area is called the playfield. The cushions and rails (frame around the table) are not part of the playfield and may vary with each table site. In other words, while the playfields of two different 8-foot pool table models are always going to be the same, the outside width of the the two different models may vary. 

Which pool table size fits best in your room?

To determine the size of pool table that will fit in your room, first, measure the clear area around where your table will sit. Be sure to account for any tables, other games or wall hangings you my be adding to the space. Then, use the chart below to determine the best table size.

Note: The most common size pool table for home use is an 8-foot table, which is a comfortable size for players of all skill levels to have success on. Smaller pool tables tables are more challenging to play on because there is significantly less open space to make shots. Larger tables, like 9-foot tournament tables, are more challenging because the distance and angles of shots requires greater skill.

6-foot Table


Minimum room size:

w/ 58″ cue: 12′ 7″ x 15′ 6″
w/ 52″ cue: 11′ 7″ x 14″ 6″
w/ 48″ cue: 10′ 11″ x 13′ 10″

Playfield:

35″ x 70″

Aprox. outside dimensions:*

46″ x 81″

7-foot Table


Minimum room size:

w/ 58″ cue: 12′ 11″ x 16′ 2″
w/ 52″ cue: 11′ 11″ x 15″ 2″
w/ 48″ cue: 11′ 3″ x 14′ 6″

Playfield:

39″ x 78″

Aprox. outside dimensions:*

50″ x 89″

8-foot Table


Minimum room size:

w/ 58″ cue: 13′ 4″ x 17′
w/ 52″ cue: 12′ 4″ x 16′
w/ 48″ cue: 11′ 8″ x 15′ 4″

Playfield:

44″ x 88″

Aprox. outside dimensions:*

55″ x 99″

8.5-foot Table


Minimum room size:

w/ 58″ cue: 13′ 6″ x 17′ 4″
w/ 52″ cue: 12′ 6″ x 16″ 4″
w/ 48″ cue: 11′ 10″ x 15′ 8″

Playfield:

46″ x 92″

Aprox. outside dimensions:*

57″ x 103″

9-foot Table


Minimum room size:

w/ 58″ cue: 13′ 10″ x 18′
w/ 52″ cue: 12′ 10″ x 17′
w/ 48″ cue: 12′ 2″ x 16′ 4″

Playfield:

50″ x 100″

Aprox. outside dimensions:*

61″ x 111″

10-foot Table


Minimum room size:

w/ 58″ cue: 14′ 4″ x 19′
w/ 52″ cue: 13′ 4″ x 18′
w/ 48″ cue: 12′ 8″ x 17′ 4″

Playfield:

56″ x 112″

Aprox. outside dimensions:

67″ x 123″

12-foot Table


Minimum room size:

w/ 58″ cue: 15′ 4″ x 21′
w/ 52″ cue: 14′ 4″ x 20″
w/ 48″ cue: 13′ 8″ x 19′ 4″

Playfield:

68″ x 136″

Aprox. outside dimensions:

79″ x 135″
* The outside width and length of the rails may vary from model to model. Not all rails style are the same size.

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