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Pool tables are not just for the rich and famous, they are also for people who have a big enough space in their house to accommodate it.
Pool tables are not just a game. They are a lifestyle and they can be the focal point of your home. The table can be used to play pool, but it can also be used for other activities like playing cards, ping pong, or even as a dining table.
What size of table do you need?
The first thing you need to do is figure out the size of the pool table you want. This will depend on how much room you have in your house and where you plan on storing it.
You should measure your room.
Pool tables come in different sizes. In the UK, official league tables are either 6ft or 7ft in length. The length of an English Pool table refers to the overall cabinet dimensions, not the playing surface. English Pool table sizes are 6ft x 3.6ft or 7ft x 4ft.
In America, sizes of pool tables are usually 7ft, 8ft or 9ft. When they refer to a 7ft table, they are referring to the playing surface, so the overall length is longer. The cabinet size of an American table is always bigger, so bear that in mind. Sizes of the playing surface for American Pool tables are 7ft x 4ft, 8ft x 4ft and 9ft x 5ft.
You should allow at least 4ft all around the table to give you room to be able to maneuver the cue around. So if the English pool table is 7ft x 4ft your room should be at least 11ft x 8ft in size. For an English pool table that is 6ft x 3.6ft you will need a room size of at least 10ft x 7.6ft.