Table Buying Guide


 

When choosing a table from us, apart from the appearance of the table you can choose the Game Type and Table Size. Please read the topics below which should help you in making a decision, however if you have any further questions please just ask.

Game Type:

We can custom build tables for every form of the game, including English Pool, American Pool, Snooker, Carom and Russian Pyramid. Here are some explanations of the differences between each game.

English Pool:

English Pool is typically played on a 6′ or 7′ Table with small 2inch (50.8mm) balls, therefore smaller pockets. If you are restricted for space and can only fit a 5′, 6′ or 7′ table in your Pool room we recommend the English Pool version of the game.

American Pool:

American Pool is typically played on a 7′, 8′ or 9′ Table with larger 2 1/4inch (57mm) balls, therefore larger pockets. The game of Nine ball is also typically played on an American Pool Table. If you would like a 8′ or 9′ Pool table we recommend you choose an American Pool Table.

Snooker:

Snooker is typically played on a 12′ table however if you can not fit such a big table in your Snooker Room you can have a Snooker table made as small as 6′.
Snooker balls are 52.5mm hence the pockets on a snooker table are quite small in comparison to American Pool making it a harder game to master.

Carom:

A Carom table has no pockets, hence an unusual version of Billiards, however it is a traditional version of the game originating in France in the 18th century. Carom balls are 61.5mm.

Russian Pyramid:

Russian Pyramid is officially played on a 12′ table, but again can be played on anything from a 7′ Table. The Pockets on a Russian Pyramid table are extremely tight, where the corner pockets are only 4-5mm wider than the diameter of the balls.

Others:

If you are looking for a version of billards table that isn’t listed here, please contact us and we will see if we can help.

Ball Sizes:

Table Dimensions – Click to enlarge

Modern Table Heights

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

Contemporary Table Heights

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