Resources & FAQs



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Q. What is the best kind of pool table available?

Pool tables come in all styles, different sizes, finishes and more. However, the key is in the foundation and that is slate. Slate is a natural material and wears well and is conducive to the art of billiards.

Q. What is the most popular color for the table cover?

There are a variety of colors available, see our Felt section, green is the most commonly selected felt color.

Q. I need to move my table. What do I do?

Do not treat your pool table as a heavy piece of furniture. Your table was professionally installed in a precise spot in your home. To move it, seek professional assistance, offers an insured professional moving service. Call us for a free quote.

Attempts to move it yourself can harm the slate, aprons and rails, not to mention yourself and could void your warranties.

Q. How do I take care of the cloth on my table?

Vacuum or brush your cloth as needed. Brush dust from the head toward the foot end of the table. Always brush with straight strokes, not in a scrubbing or circular motion. Brush under the cushion overhang. Brush as often as necessary to maintain the table in good playing condition. Use a hand vacuum or the soft brush upholstery attachment of your vacuum cleaner to pick up the dust and dirt from table brushing. Under normal play and care, cloth can last years.

Q. Do I need a cover for my table?

Your table should be covered when not in use. This will keep the table dust-free, as well as protecting it from accidental damage, or possible damage from exposure to direct sunlight. We offer a variety of Table covers in different colors, please see our Supplies & Equipment & Lights section.

Q. What forms of payments do you accept?

We accept checks, cash and credit cards.

What are the Pool Table Room Size Requirements?

Pool Table room size

A is the area required for a 48″ cue.

B is the area required for a 52″ cue.

C is the area required for a 58″ cue.

Minimum space requirements

Use the chart below to determine the room size needed for particular pool table dimensions and cue size combinations.

Seven foot table: 3.5′ x 7′
(Playing area: 38″ x 76″)
A – 11′ 3″ x 14′ 6″
B – 11′ 11″ x 15′ 2″
C – 12′ 11″ x 16′ 2
    Oversize eight foot table: 4′ x 8′
    (Playing area: 46″ x 92″)
    A – 11′ 10″ x 15′ 8″
    B – 12′ 6″ x 16′ 4″
    C – 13′ 6″ x 17′ 4″
Eight foot table: 4′ x 8′
(Playing area: 44″ x 88″)
A – 11′ 8″ x 15′ 4″
B – 12′ 4″ x 16′
C – 13′ 4″ x 17′
    Nine foot table: 4.5′ x 9′
    (Playing area: 50″ x 100″)
    A – 12′ 2″ x 16′ 4″
    B – 12′ 10″ x 17′
    C – 13′ 10″ x 18′

Source: Brunswick Billiards

What are the Pocket Billiard Rules and Specifications?

1. General Rules

These general rules apply to all pocket billiard games, UNLESS specifically noted to the contrary in the individual game rules. Download General Rules (PDF format).

2. Equipment Specifications

These specifications are meant for recreation equipment. View BCA Equipment Specifications documentation (PDF format).

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