Pool tables are quite an essential piece to playing pool. Without the table you have nothing but a few balls and some sticks. Although you may think there's not much to pool tables, there may be more to them than you anticipated. The size of a pool table is important, a regulation-size pool table is one where the width is equal to half the size of the length. The most common sizes of pool tables are 6', 7' and 9'. The seven foot pool table is the most popular of pool tables.
A pool cue is usually 57" or 58" long. That means the room must accommodate both the pool table and the pool cue. It is also possible to buy or order shorter pool cues, if necessary. So before purchasing a pool table, make sure that wherever you plan to put the pool table, there is enough room for the pool cue to stretch out. There are a few options that will decide the price and lifetime of your pooltable that you'll want to consider before purchasing it.
Some things to keep in mind when buying are the design, slate, cloth and cushions. consider whether you want a table that looks good. You can pay more or less, depending on whether you're thinking of it as a fine piece of furniture, or simply as a piece of recreation equipment. The top of most pool tables is made from slate. Less expensive models use wood or particle board. Slate is durable, long lasting, and gives a rock solid field of play. There are two basic kinds of cloth covers for tables. Felt table covers are actually made of a blend of wool and nylon. It is also possible to buy 100 percent wool cloth. Wool covers make the ball roll faster. The color of the cloth does not really make any difference. The cushions run along the sides of the table and, like the cloth, must be replaced over time, depending on how much the table is used.