The best thing to do before buying a pool table is to measure the room you want to install the pool table in. It is imperative that customers measure first in order to make sure that you will have adequate playing space! Imagine buying a brand new table… and its too big for the space you put it in! Your walls will have scratches, marks and potentially small holes if this is the case! Of course we carry pool sticks called “troubleshooters,” that are shorter than your average playing stick, but is that what you want to play with all the time? I didn’t think so.
So let us help you! If you bring in the measurements of the room you would like to have a pool table put in, our professional pool table installation team can show you the right sized tables for that space! Typically, most pool tables are sold in 8′, but for those with a smaller space, pool tables are also made in 7′ or you can even go bigger with a 9′ table! So how do you know what room size you need for a pool table? We’ve created a guide for room sizes for pool tables! Keep in mind, these sizes are calculated for playing with a full size standard cue (58 in.)
7′ Table Room Size – 13′ X 16′
8′ Table Room Size – 13′ X 17′
9′ Table Room Size – 14′ X 18′
Of course, not every room or every house will fit these exact dimensions, but that is why we have our professional pool table installation team available at any time, just for you! If your looking to put a table in your basement, you may question where to put the table due to poles? That’s not a problem! Give us a call and we can come out and measure and give you our best opinion, on where to put the table!
As mentioned earlier, we do sell cues called troubleshooters. These cues are manufactured smaller than the standard 58 in. cue. We carry troubleshooter cues in all sizes such as, 24 in., 30 in., 36 in., 42 in., 48in., and 52 in. These have a few different uses to them! We recommend using troubleshooters if your room size is just slightly too small on a corner or on one side of the table. When our team installs a table in a room, they look for the best possible position, that way you have sufficient amount of playing space on all, if not most angles of the table! Like I said, not all rooms will fit pool tables perfectly. The best thing about the troubleshooter cues we sell…. they are weighted just like a normal 58 in. cue! So it won’t affect your shot!
Another great use for our troubleshooter cues is for children! If you find your children are having trouble shooting with a full size cue, bring them in and we can size them for a troubleshooter cue! And since they are weighted just like a full size cue, they won’t have much adjusting to do when they move up to a normal size cue!
If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at either of our locations!