Choose the Perfect Pool Table for Your Game Room in 3 Steps
Are you looking to buy a new pool table for your game room? Buying a pool table is a fairly large investment, but it’s also something that can continue to give you joy for decades to come. However, not all pool tables are made equally, which makes it essential that you do some research to make a more informed decision on which table is best for your needs and your home. With that in mind, here are the steps we recommend when shopping for a new pool table.
1. Measure Your Available Space
First, you’ll want to make sure you have enough space to play comfortably. The dimensions of your game room and your personal preference are both important when choosing what size of table you want. Professional or tournament-style tables are 8 feet, whereas the pool tables in most bars are only 7 feet.
To play comfortably on an 8-foot table with standard-length cues, you really need a space about 14 feet wide and 18 feet long. With a 7-foot table, you usually only need a 13-foot by 17-foot space. This is important to consider as you don’t want to spend all the money on a new table only to find that the space is too cramped to play properly.
2. Consider the Type of Table and Quality of the Materials
The actual table can be made from a few different materials. Synthetic tables made from particle board or honeycomb plastic are less expensive and much lighter weight. However, they also tend to not last as long and can eventually start to have issues with surface warping.
Slate tables are the best option if you can afford them as they will last longer and the surface shouldn’t ever warp. However, slate tables can be extremely heavy so this is also something to consider should you ever need to move the table.
3. Choose Your Desired Style
Once you’ve narrowed down your choice based on size and materials, the last thing to do is consider what style, look, and color you like best. A wooden table with green or red felt is great if you prefer a more traditional look, but you can also find a huge number of more modern styles that may be a better fit with the rest of your décor.
At Billiard Gallery, we carry a huge selection of pool tables from the most trusted brands in the industry. All new tables come with your choice of felt color. We also provide a free accessory kit whenever you purchase our tables. To learn more about your options for your game room, including pool, shuffleboard, and poker tables, give us a call or stop by our store in Phoenix, AZ today.