While pool tables, billiards tables, and snooker tables look very similar at first glance, there are some clear differences, just as there are between the games each table is intended for. If you are a beginner at table games, these differences may be new to you, so we’ll explain some of the key features for each table:
Pool tables: The smallest of the three game tables is the pool table. Most pool tables come in 7 foot, 8 foot, or 9 foot options, with a width of 3.5 to 4.5 feet.
Billiards tables: Billiards tables are much larger than pool tables. The standard measurement is 9.3 by 4.7 feet, though 10 feet by 5 feet is also common here in the U.S.
Snooker tables: The U.S. version of Snooker tables are also 10 feet by 5 feet and a few inches higher than the standard pool table.
Looking at the pockets is the quickest way to tell the difference between pool and billiards tables. Billiards tables have no pockets, while pool tables, which were originally called pocket billiards, have 6 pockets. Snooker tables have 6 pockets as well.
The cloth on a pool table is intended to make the ball travel slowly, while on billiards tables, the ball travels more quickly. Snooker tables use the same cloth as pool tables.
Ultimately, the tables are each designed for ideal play for their individual games. With each game, however, they all depend on a high quality table for the best possible game play. At Carolina Pool Tables Plus, we can provide you with the perfect high-quality game table, no matter which game you prefer. Come in and see us today.