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Recommended slate thickness for a home pool table


Recommended slate thickness for a home pool table

I am wanting to buy a pool table for my home, but I am wondering about which would be the recommended thickness of the slate. Some have 1-inch slate, others have 7/8" thick, some 15/16", others 3/4".

Which would be the best thickness for a slate surface, and which would be second choice?

Recommended slate thickness for a home pool table

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  1. MrJB11032ballrun on 12/31/2011 11:07:03 AM

    The thicker the better. The thicker the heavier as well. You can feel the difference both in play-ability and your back will tell you as well when you have to carry it in! LOL. Even a 3 piece, 1" slate table is 3 heavy pieces. Ask me how I know?

  2. MrJB1103Mitch Alsup on 1/1/2012 11:12:29 AM

    1" is the minimum recommended thickness--and the thickness specified by most leagues and tournaments.

    A 2" thick slate is much quiter than a 1" slate. The thinner the slate the more noise the balls rolling on the table will make.

  3. MrJB11032ballrun on 1/2/2012 9:46:53 AM

    Most bar boxes are 3/4" around here. They are OK I guess, but you can still get some bad rolls on them. If you can find an inch thick table you will feel the difference and see the difference as well.

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Recommended slate thickness for a home pool table

  • Title: Recommended slate thickness for a home pool table
  • Author: (Jay Boyle)
  • Published: 12/30/2011 7:16:31 PM