Pool tables are available in a wide choice of sizes and designs, from large scale professional standard 6ft pool tables and American pool tables to mini/novelty toy table top pool playsets for kids.
Pool tables can be found with ball options to include pool, billiards and snooker to offer up multi play choices. Many pool tables are covered in green or blue wool mix baize and feature a full set of accessories to get started including balls, cues, rest and head and triangle.
Pool Dining Tables
Pool dining tables offer a comfortable place to dine and have fun for all your family and friends, allowing you to transform a dinner party setting into a games area in a few steps. These tables are crafted from quality hardwoods and usually have slate beds, adjustable legs and removable tops.
Pool Table Sizes
The significant difference between English and American pool tables is size, with English pool tables at 7ft, which is the standard used in Pool Leagues countrywide. In addition, 6ft pool tables are also available which are ideally suited to smaller rooms or as pub pool tables where space is at a premium. Large 8ft pool tables offer even more area for the cue ball to move in, as well as greater potting distances, offering the serious player a more challenging game.
American pool tables are much larger than English pool tables, with sizes starting at 8ft and being used at 9ft as the US sporting standard. No nap on the woven cloth makes for faster play, balls are bigger in diameter than English versions and pockets are subsequently much bigger in size.
Traditionally, UK balls were red and yellow, with spots and stripes covered pool balls in the US. Today, many buying choices will be available in both types and your final decision will be down to personal taste.