Recommended pool table room sizes based on pool table dimensions
Something a lot of people don’t take into consideration is the pool table room size. This has to be taken into account when planning the pool table assembly since it will affect the size of pool table you can get so that you can play comfortably and enjoy a good playing experience.
Be sure you measure the length and width of the playing surface of the pool table to get its true size. Should there be a difference in size than originally stated when the pool table installers arrive to the job.
This could really complicate the job because either the table may not fit in the room or if cloth was ordered for a pool table refelting at the time of setup, this happens when the table was stated to be smaller than it really is and the pool table cloth will not cover the entire table. If this happens, we will not be able to recover it during the same appointment so this could also incur additional trip charges.
Our trained pool table movers have been taking care of pool table moves for quite a few years, so we can definitely help you verify if the pool table you’re interested in will fit in the room, please measure the room dimensions, you may also use the chart we have put together for your convenience below.
Also, if you think the current cloth on the table needs replacing or the cushions are dead or the leather pockets need to be changed out, our expert technicians can expertly handle a pool table repair service as well.
Why it’s important to know the pool table sizes and game room dimensions?
If the pool table turns out to be a different size this could really complicate the job for the pool table movers because the table may not fit in the room and also the cut of felt may not cover the entire table. In most cases this will change the price of the service.
In our many years of experience there have been quite a few pool table moves in which we have found out the room where the pool table was going to be setup in did not have adequate space to actually play the game. Consequently, we had to reschedule the appointment. In other situations the customer asked us to install the pool table in a different room than where they had originally planned.
In most cases this will change the price of the service. Because of the complexity of pool table moves, our technicians definitely need to know the true size of the pool table. The industry norm is supplied, pre-cut billiard felt for pool table refelting. If an 8-foot table is expected to be serviced and we encounter a 9-foot table then we may not even have the correct cloth size to finish your job which could also incur additional trip charges.
Below is a list of the pool table room sizes to help you determine if the pool table you are looking into works for you. Please take it into consideration when buying your pool table. If you have any questions or you’re ready to schedule your appointment call our team of professionals.
Pool Table Room Sizes Chart
7′ x 3 ½’ – 7 foot pool table needs roughly 17′ x 13½’
8′ x 4′ – 8 foot pool table needs roughly 18′ x 14′
9′ x 4 ½’ – 9 foot pool table needs roughly 19′ X 14½’
Measure from tip of bumper to tip of bumper across the width of your pool table to find your table size. You can find the pool table room size required by determining what size your pool table is. This is especially important when calling for pricing, refelting or moving because this will change the pricing on both services.