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Recommend a Pool Table for Home Use?


Recommend a Pool Table for Home Use?

Need some advice on choosing a new pool table, please!

Baseline: The pool table is needed for home use, the room allows to place a large pool table. I expect to play on it no more than 1-2 times a week. For the money - no more than 2000 euros.

Are there any checklists I can rely on when choosing? The choice is huge and I'm lost.

The only thing that I understood for myself is that the base of the playing field should not be from a chipboard, but from slate. Or am I wrong?

Please advise who knows what, eh?

Recommend a Pool Table for Home Use?

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  1. Mike91jean_w on 7/18/2019 2:06:04 AM

    I guess you're not a pro-player, just as I am not. But I was in the same boat choosing a pool table for home usage.

    What I found here and on the other forums is that a used pool table in good condition would be the best possible solution, but it could be hard to find one.

    Also, have you had a look at existing questions about used pool tables in this forum already?

    In general:

    • The slate should be at least 1 inch thick. If slate is too thin, it will warp on you quickly and next thing you know when you make a shot, the ball will slightly swerve.
    • The quality of pool table cloth.
    • Sturdy legs... well, that's pretty obvious.
    • As for a size, look for an 8' foot pool table if possible (or, at least, this pool table room size guide is your friend. A full size table needs a pretty big room.
    • Are you going to play pool or snooker? Well, that one is hard.

    When I chose mine, I was told that I should look at Olhausen, Golden West or Diamond. Those three are all considered to be very high quality, but would be overkill for me.

    Here's a good video tutorial as well:

    Best of luck!

  2. Mike91user1565262233 on 8/8/2019 4:03:53 AM

    If you're looking for the best pool table for your home, I recommend you look around in the pool tables section of this site and read through all of the articles on choosing a pool table.

    Also read through the posts in the selecting a pool table section.

    They will help you greatly in sorting out and choosing which one is best for you.

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Recommend a Pool Table for Home Use?

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  • Published: 5/29/2019 11:31:28 AM
  • Last Updated: 5/29/2019 2:11:43 PM
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