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Pool Table Room Size

Pool Table Room Size

Pool table room size is likely something at the forefront of your thoughts if you are getting ready to buy a new pool table or snooker table. This pool table room size guide should be able to help you decide whether or not your billiard room is large enough to accommodate your the size of your new pool table. Billiards Forum has also included a simple pool table room size calculator to make the billiard room size possible.

Pool Table Room Size

If you are an avid pool player, you have no doubt experienced a pool table that was in a room that was not sized properly. You may have been wedged between the wall and the table in an awkward position, or the butt of your cue may strike the wall at the back end of your range of motion. You will not likely want your friends having to raise their cues a few feet up in the air just to make a simple shot. Because of this, you want your pool table room size to be perfect, or better yet, bigger than it needs to be.

Luckily, pool table room sizing is rather straight forward. By simply taking some measurements, factoring in the maximum length of a cue stick, and knowing the size and position of the pool table you'll be using, you can easily come up with the pool table room size that will be optimal for playing billiards.

Pool Table Room Size Calculator

To easily obtain pool table room size, follow these steps:

  • Cue sticks average about 57 inches in length. Make a note of this measurement, or adjust it if you use a longer or shorter cue.
  • If you have a regulation table, it will be exactly twice as long as it is wide. Note these dimensions, or if you have a non standard table, note it's measurements accordingly. Also note that most regulation tables are nine feet in length, but most recreational or pub tables are smaller, at about five feet to six feet in length.
  • enter the appropriate dimensions in to the form below, and click "calculate" to get your total required rooms size.

Enter the following measurements (in inches) to do a quick calculation of the minimum and optimal pool table room size.

*+Results are to be used as a guideline only. Consult a professional contractor or game room specialist before making any purchase decisions and before starting any work. This website and it's owners assume no responsibility for actions taken as a result of the information it provides.

How is this pool table room size calculated?

The average length of a cue is 57" but the form allows the user to factor in various cue lengths. It then doubles the cue length and adds it to the dimensions of the table for a safe margin. For example, a 4' x 8' table is 48" x 96". Add a cue length to each side, for 48" + 57" + 57" x 96" + 57" + 57" = 13.5' x 17.5.

If the billiard room size calculator does not make you happy, you can try this other article on billiard room table size help.

Pool Table Room Size

  • Title: Pool Table Room Size
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 11/25/2006 2:25:40 AM
  • Source: Internet

Pool Table Room Size

The Pool Table Room Size article belongs to the Home Billiard Room Design and Layouts category. Articles related to the layout and design of the home billiard room.

Pool Table Room Size Comments

  1. dawsondawson from Adelaide, SA on 8/18/2008 10:51:23 AM

    I think big home billiard rooms are cool and more fun. The more the merrier.

  2. Piyush MishraPiyush Mishra from Dhanbad, Jharkhand on 7/26/2009 3:11:32 AM

    It would be good it you updated this game room size calculator to calculate room size for two pool tables.

    I am designing a billiard room in my house and I want to calculate the size room needed for 2 pool tables.

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