Pool Dining Table Buying Guide!

Pool Dining Tables

Here at Luxury Pool Tables we have 4 ranges of Pool and Snooker Tables which can also be used as a Pool Dining Table. These models can all be found on our website, namely the Modern Pool Table, Contemporary Pool Table, Outdoor Pool Table and the brand new Slimline Pool Table. As well as being able to double as a Pool Diner, you can also add a table tennis top so it has three great uses!

This table buying guide will help you know what to look out for when choosing a Pool Dining Table. If you would like to speak to us instead it can save lots of time and we would love to hear from you!

The first thing to look for when buying a good Pool Dining Table, in addition to being a high quality Pool Table in general is for it to have a narrow frame to allow good leg clearance. Chunky Pool Tables will not work due to not being able to fit your legs under the table.
It is also important for the pockets not to hang down hence look unsightly and get in the way. Our Pool Dining Tables either have elastic pockets which lie flat to the slate and stretch as ball are potted, hidden ball return system, or ball return trays / rails which fold away when not in use.
The height of the table is vital to ensure comfortable dining and a high quality game of Pool. Our Pool Diners can either come as a fixed height which is slightly lower than a standard Pool Table and slightly higher than a standard Dining Table (see details below), or with a Rise and Fall system which takes it between the two ideal heights.
Last but not least the build quality of the table will have a big impact on it’s appearance and also playability. All our Pool Diners  are made from solid wood, with the choice of either Oak, Ash or Birch and can be made in a large combination of colours and designs. We also only use high quality slates, and they are professionally installed to ensure they are perfectly true.

Dining Top Options

For our Pool Dining Tables we offer a few different options with regards to the actual dining top. For our Indoor Pool Dining Tables (Modern & Contemporary) we offer a matching veneered wood dining top which is ideal if you want to disguise the fact your dining table is in fact a Pool Table! We offer four different glass dining top options which can be used on all of our Pool Diners, including clear glass, frosted glass and two different pattern designs. The final Dining Top option is designed for our Outdoor Pool Table and that is a HPL (high pressure laminate) dining top to withstand the elements.

You can see examples of these dining tops in the images below.

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HPL Dining Top on our Outdoor Pool Table

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Clear Glass Dining Top

Modern Luxury Pool Dining Table in Solid Oak

Modern Pool Table with matching veneered oak dining top

Oak Matching Bench

Matching white oak furniture made to match Modern Pool Table

Modern Pool Dining Table

The Modern Pool Table is available in any size and any game type, although it is recommended to have 6′ or 7′ for English Pool and 8′ or 9′ for American Pool. This range of table can come with a mechanism to store the dining top under the table when playing Pool.

The Modern Pool Table has 4 different top frame options which you can pick from and has 20 different leg options which include 2 LED leg options (Leg’s 18 and 20), so even though this range of tables is called the Modern range, you can still make your table have a classic traditional feel to it.

When a ball is pocketed on a Modern Pool Table the ball can be collected in one of the two drawers either side of the table.

Modern Pool Table (fixed height):
Floor to dining top: 797mm
Floor to frame (space for legs): 620mm
Floor to playing surface: 740mm

Modern Pool Table in oak with mechanism to store dining top

Modern Luxury Pool Dining Table in natural Solid Oak

Modern Pool Table with matching oak veneered dining top

Contemporary Pool Dining Table

The Contemporary Pool Table is available in 6′, 7′ and 8′ sizes in either English Pool, American Pool, Snooker or Russian Pyramid game types.

This range of table has a thinner frame than the Modern Pool Table, meaning there is 6cm more leg room available.

This range of table has two different ball collection systems, you can choose either an elastic pocket system in which the ball remain in the pockets after being pocketed or you can have a ball return system in which the balls travel down rails under the table into two trays in the middle of the table (the ball return system is not available on our 6′ table). The ball return system can fold away when using the table as a dining table.

Our Contemporary Pool Table has the option of a “rise and fall system”. This system takes the table from a standard dining height to standard pool playing height (6.5cm movement).

Contemporary Pool Table (fixed height):
Floor to dining top: 797mm
Floor to frame (space for legs): 680mm (more space due to 60mm thinner frame than Modern range).
Floor to playing surface: 740mm

Contemporary with Rise and Fall:
Floor to dining top (when lowered): 752mm
Floor to frame (space for legs) when lowered: 635mm
Floor to playing surface (when lifted): 760mm

Contemporary Pool Table with ball return system

Contemporary Pool Table with rise and fall system which can lower to standard dining height

Outdoor Pool Dining Table

The Outdoor Pool Dining Table is available in either 7′ (228cm x 119cm) or 8′ (253cm x141cm) sizes.

Our Outdoor Pool Table, it is based on our Contemporary Pool Table, but due to the table being made to withstand outdoor conditions the customisation is more limited.

Like the Contemporary Pool Table our Outdoor Pool Table has an elastic pocket system in which the balls remain in the pockets once a ball has been pocketed.

Our Outdoor Pool Table comes with a professional waterproof cover and dining top as standard. Even if you don’t intend to use the table as a dining table, the top is required to help stop water pooling in the middle of the table when it is covered.

Outdoor Pool Table (fixed height):
Floor to dining top: 797mm
Floor to frame (space for legs): 680mm.
Floor to playing surface: 740mm

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Outdoor Pool Table with glass dining top

Pool Dining Furniture

To complement our Pool Dining Tables we have a nice range of different size benches and stools which can be made to match the wood and finish of one our custom made Pool Tables with a choice of faux leather cushions.

Our benches come in different sizes to fit different size Pool Tables. Benches are available in sizes from 190cm, 152cm, 103cm and we also have a 40cm stool option.

We offer two different leg height options depending on which Pool Dining Table you have. If you have a rise and fall system (only available on the Contemporary range) on your table which can lower your Pool Dining Table to the standard dining table height (75.2cm) we recommend going for the standard height benches, but if you have a fixed height pool table which has a dining top height of 80cm, we recommend going for the benches with 3 cm longer legs to compensate.

We hope this blog has helped show you all our Pool Dining Table options available here at Luxury Pool Tables. If you have any question with regards to anything you have read or anything else, please do get in contact, either give us a ring on 01865 582458 or drop us an e-mail at info@luxury-pool-tables.co.uk

Many thanks!