How To Choose Pool Tables

Choosing a pool table or billiards table can be a difficult task.  There are many different sizes, styles, and types of tables.  Since buying a pool table can be a pricey investment it is very important to select the best table for your needs.  Here are a few tips on how to choose a pool table.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that a pool table is a large piece of furniture which will take up a lot of room in your house.  When choosing pool tables, it's important to keep appearance in mind.  The fabric on the bed of the table can come in many different colors.  The body of the table can also come in different types and shades of wood or even metal.  Be sure to choose a pool table that will look good in the room you've chosen.

As mentioned before, pool tables can be pricey.  If your table will mostly be for recreational use with your family and children then you may not want to buy a top of the line table, as it may get abused.  It may be a better fit for your family if you select a pool table around the $1,000 mark.  If you're a professional pool player and need a high-end table for practice, you're looking at $3,000 dollars or higher.

Be sure to consider the size of the room where you'll be keeping the pool table.  Pool and billiard tables rang in size from 6' x 3' to 12’ x 6’.  From the edge of the table to the wall, you'll need a cue stick length plus at least 6 inches to leave ample room for your stroke.  An average cue stick is around 54 inches.  You will need to measure your room before you buy a pool table to make certain that you get one which will fit.

It is important to do a lot of research before you purchase a pool table; you can find most of the basic information on the best brands of pool table for various types of play on the internet.  It is suggested that you go to a retailer that specializes in pool tables and be sure you ask the salesman any questions that you might have.  Also ask if you can play on the demonstration tables to make sure that you like the feel of the table.  Ask for guidance when selecting you cue stick, as well.  Pool tables can be the perfect element in your game room or family room. 


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