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Room Dimensions for a Pool Table

Room Dimensions for a Pool Table

Determination of a room's dimensions for a pool table is a crucial aspect that you need to consider before purchasing one. Here are the specifications and points you need to consider.
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One of the most popular cue sports, pool or pocket billiards is commonly played as a club game, but many pool lovers also crave for a pool room of their own at home. However, one of the biggest challenges that these hobbyists face is in the appropriate room dimensions. As a fact of common sense, one needs to leave ample space in the room for the players to move around and shoot the ball from all sides of the table.
Minimum Room Dimensions for a Pool Table
As you want adequate room to take proper shots, you need to make sure that there is ample distance between the table sides and the walls. While determining the room dimensions, you need to leave a total distance of the length of the cue stick + at least 6 inches; between the table border and the walls of the room. The same distance should be maintained all sides of the table. Ideally, apart from the 57-inch cue sticks, people tend to use those measuring 48 inches, 52 inches, or even 60 inches in length. In such a case, the minimal dimensions will differ accordingly.
Here is a chart that explains the dimensions and specifications clearly. Width is mentioned before length. For instance, 4' x 8', should be read as 4 inches wide x 8 inches long.
Pool Table Size Playing Surface Cue Size - 60" Long Cue Size - 57" Long Cue Size - 52" Long Cue Size - 48" Long
6' x 12' 62" x 124" 16' 2" x 21' 4" 15' 8" x 20'10" 14' 10" x 20'4" 14' 2" x 19' 4"
5' x 10' 56" x 112" 15' 8" x 20'4" 15' 2" x 19' 10" 14' 4" x 19' 4" 13' 8" x 18' 4"
4' 6" x 9' 50" x 100" 15' 2" x 19' 4" 14' 8" x 18' 10" 13' 10" x 18' 4" 13' 2" x 17' 4"
4' x 8' 46" x 92" 14' 10" x 18' 8" 14' 4" x 18' 2" 13' 6" x 17' 8" 12' 10" x 16' 8"
3' 6" x 7' 39" x 78" 14' 2" x 17' 4" 13' 8" x 16' 10" 12' 10" x 16' 12' 2" x 15' 4"
3' x 6' 33" x 66" 13' 9" x 16' 6" 13' 3" x 16' 12' 5" x 15' 2" 11' 9" x 14' 6"
You also need to consider trivial factors that may cause lack of space, later. For instance, furniture in the room, apart from the table itself. Hence, make sure that you have left enough space for accessories in the room. Always make sure that you maintain a relaxed, yet sporting atmosphere in the room. You can always use small bar stools that are easy to move, and are hence ideal for small pool rooms.