We're here to help you find the perfect fit for your game room, and that starts with a discussion of space and placement in the room. Please review this cheat sheet and the charts below to familiarize yourself with the various size options and what they mean.
You definitely want a regulation pool table, but what does that mean exactly? In billiards, the term “Regulation" refers to the geometry of the play field: the table should be exactly twice and long as it is wide. This means that a regulation 8' pool table should be 88 inches long and 44 inches wide. Any size table can be considered "Regulation" so long as the table length to width ratio is consistent with these measurements. There are commonly 7 foot, 8 foot, 8 foot over-sized, and 9 foot varieties of regulation pool tables. Here are some other important ideas to consider when selecting a pool table size:
- 6' and 7' pool tables are commonly called Bar Size, as this is common to most coin-operated tables played in pubs and bars. Many home owners opt for a 7' pool table, especially if their space is smaller or they want to fit in other fun games, like a shuffleboard or arcade.
- 8' pool tables are the most common size sold in the USA for homes and private residences. Over 70% of our pool table sales are 8' tables. If the room is large enough, an 8' pool table will likely feel like the "right" size for the space. There are also many tournaments that are played on 8' pool tables, so it's still a heavy contender in regards to professional play.
- 9' pool tables are still used in professional tournaments but rarely in private residences. Since there is more surface area to cover, playing on a 9' pool table does require extra skill and finesse, which is why some professional pool players prefer this size.
Our goal is to help you find the right size pool table for your space that allows you to get the maximum enjoyment out of the table. For most people, this means finding a table that allows the player to shoot with a full sized cue from as many angles as possible around the table. Below is a chart of our recommended room sizes for full sized cues (or 58" cues) and shorter cues.
There are two important sets of measurements with shuffleboard tables: playfield size and cradle size. The playfield is the long wooden board that sits inside of the shuffleboard table. The cradle is the larger cabinet where the playfield sits.
While the length of shuffleboard playfields remains constant between varying cradle sizes, the playfield width is available in Sport and/or Pro sizes. Sport shuffleboard playfields measure 16” wide. Pro shuffleboard playfields measure 20” wide, which is the tournament specification for playing shuffleboard. We recommend Sport shuffleboards for smaller, tighter rooms or residential use. We recommend Pro shuffleboards for larger spaces, commercial use, and individuals looking for a more challenging game.
Regarding length, regulation competition level shuffleboard tables should feature a 22 foot long cradle; however, shuffleboard tables today are found in many homes and may not have the length available to handle regulation length. As a result, there is a large demand and market for much shorter tables. Of these, the most common size for residential use are 9 foot, 12 foot, and 14 foot in length with either a 16 inch or 20 inch wide playfield.
Our goal is to help you find the right size shuffleboard table for your space that allows you to get the maximum enjoyment out of the table. For most people, this means finding a table that allows the player to shoot with at least 3' of space on each end of the table. Below are cradle measurements for various lengths and playfield sizes of shuffleboard tables. Some cradles have more decorative trim on the outside edge, which is why we like to add a few inches for the range of each overall size.