Pool Table Size Guide – Different Sizes of All Tables and Types

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Pool tables are the perfect addition to any home. It works perfectly if you want to learn and play pool with friends and family within the comfort of your abode. They are available premade and custom built to be added to any space, but come in a vast array of different styles, types and sizes. What are the different sizes of all pool tables and types?

Here are the 4 main types of pool tables and their average sizes:

  • English pool tables: 6 ft
  • American pool tables: 7 ft
  • Snooker tables: 18 ft
  • Shuffleboard tables: 22 ft

If you’re interested in learning about the different types of pool tables and what sizes they come in continue reading on for more information. We’ll cover what types are available, and the different sizes they come in so you can decide which style and size is perfect for you and your home.

English Pool Tables

English pool tables, also known as British pool tables are smaller and more compact than other types of pool tables. They are primarily made for pool games that are more strategic and straight to the point rather than pool tables that offer more than just playing a game- stylish accents to a room.

English pool table size guide:

36 in cue (92 cm) 48 in cue (122 cm) 57 in cue (145 cm)
6 ft table 11 ft 6 in x 8 ft 11 in  13 ft 6 in x 10 ft 11 in  15 ft x 12 ft 5 in
7 ft table 12 ft 3 in x 9 ft 3 in 14 ft 2 in x 11 ft 2 in 15 ft 9 in x 12 ft 8 in
8 ft table 13 ft 2 in x 9 ft 8 in 15 ft 2 in x 11 ft 8 in 16 ft 8 in x 13 ft 2 in

Now that you’ve learned about English Pool Tables let’s learn more about American Pool Tables.

American Pool Tables

American pool tables are physically larger than English pool tables. They give a larger playing area, use larger balls and have wide pockets.

Here is a size guide for this type of pool table:

43 in cue (110 cm) 48 in cue (122 cm) 57 in cue (145 cm)
7 ft table 13 ft 11 in x 10 ft 8 in 14 ft 8 in x 11 ft 5 in 16 ft 2 in x 13 ft
8 ft table 15 ft 1 in x 11 ft 3 in 15 ft 11 in x 12 ft 17 ft 4 in x 13 ft 7 in
9 ft table 15 ft 9 in x 11 ft 7 in 16 ft 10 in x 12 ft 4 in 18 ft x 13 ft 11 in

Now that we’ve covered American pool tables, Next we’ll go over Snooker tables, the larger of the two.

Snooker Tables

As mentioned previously, Snooker tables are not only larger than American pool tables but the largest style of table available. While Snooker tables are larger than American pool tables the six pockets on the sides are actually smaller. Snooker is traditionally played with 15 pool balls, all of which are larger than other pool table balls.

Here is a size guide for Snooker tables:

Pool table measurements Recommended room size
18 ft table 23 ft x 5 ft 6 in
22 ft table 27 ft x 5 ft 6 in

Finally, we’ll cover Shuffleboard tables. 

Shuffleboard Tables

Shuffleboard tables are the most different from all other versions of pool. Shuffleboard tables use weighted pucks instead of cues and pool balls. They also are long and lined in wood unlike other types of pool tables where the tables are lined in felt and other soft materials.

Here is a size guide for Shuffleboard table:

48 in cue 52 in cue 57 in cue
8 ft table 16 ft x 12 ft 17 ft x 13 ft 17.5 ft x 13.5 ft
9 ft table 17 ft x 12.5 ft 18 ft x 13.5 ft 18.5 ft x 14 ft
10 ft table 18 ft x 13 ft 19 ft x 14 ft 19.5 ft x 14.5 ft
12 ft table 20 ft x 14 ft 21 ft x 15 ft 21.5 ft 15.5 ft

Now you know the different sizes of all different pool tables and types.


In conclusion, pool tables are available in numerous sizes, styles and even game play formats depending on where they are from. Most tables are measured via cue pole length versus table size. They come in a unique variety of different ball sizes, pocket sizes and table sizes.

Some are more compact, and are made simply for the point of playing the game while others are made to add a stylish accent to any room. With the right research and measurements you are sure to find a pool table fit for any space.


Benny is the owner of Supreme Billiards and has been shooting pool and teaching people how to shoot pool for a few years now. He enjoys showing new players techniques and drills to improve their pool game.

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