Standard Pool Table Weight (Examples of All Table Sizes)

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If you enjoy a game of pool with friends and family, installing a pool table in your home is a great idea. However, you should consider its weight to avoid damaging your floors and plan how to move it.

On average a standard pool table weighs between 100 and 1500 pounds depending on its size and the materials used. Tables that use slate bases are heavier than wood tables.

Read on to find out about different sizes of pool tables and their weights.

Standard Pool Sizes and Their Weights

The size of the pool table has a direct correlation to its weight. You can choose from three main types of pool tables depending on their purpose and the space available.

Below are the average weights for standard-sized pool tables:

Pool table Size Wood base

Weight (pounds)

Slate base

Weight (pounds)

6 ft 160 – 200 450 – 600
7ft 280 – 320 650 – 800
8ft 280 – 340 900 – 1,050
9ft 400 – 450 1,250 – 1,350
10ft 500 – 600 1,400 – 1,600
12ft N/A 2,500

You should note that the type of wood used can result in a heavier pool table, while MDF varieties are lighter.

Bar Pool Tables

Bar pool tables have a regulation size of 44 by 88 inches and weigh between 250 and 700 pounds depending on the material used.

Tournament Pool Tables

Tournament pool tables are designed for professional players. They are the largest at 54 by 108 inches and weigh over 1000 pounds.

To comply with professional standards most tournament pool tables have at least three slate tops resulting in their weight. However, tournament-sized wood tables are lighter.

Home Pool Tables

Since home pool tables are ideal for casual playing, you can choose from various sizes and weights. Additionally, you can customize it to fit your space.

Home pool tables average between 42 and 48 inches by 84 to 96 inches and can weigh from a few hundred pounds to over 1,00 pounds. 

Additionally, you can choose any material to suit your taste and within your budget.

What Determines Pool Table Weight?

The overall weight of a pool table is determined by the materials used, size and the accessories added.

Construction Materials Used

Pool tables are commonly made from wood or slate bases but you can find lightweight steel tables as well. The materials used determine the overall quality and durability of the pool table.

Slate Base Pool Tables

A slate base uses a solid smoothed and polished rock, making it the heaviest pool table. Additionally, the thicker and larger the table, the heavier it is. 

If you are looking for a fancy table, the slate will give the best impression.

While slate bases offer a better playing experience and are more durable, you can get good-quality tables from heavy wood. 

Wooden Pool Tables

Wooden pool tables popularly found in bars and homes are lighter than their slate counterparts. You can choose from a variety of different types and finishes.

The wooden sheets are stacked to increase sturdiness and durability. Additionally, wooden pool tables are available in compact designs that are more portable.

Steel Pool Tables

Steel is a less common material used for pool tables. However, it is the lightest and cheapest option. In addition, it consists of collapsible parts making it conveniently portable.

Pool Table Accessories

You need accessories that make a good playing experience. While most pool accessories are in-built, they contribute to the total weight of the table.

The automatic ball return feature has the greatest effect on your pool table’s weight. For instance, it can add between 50 and 100 pounds depending on the type.

Now, let’s see if you should reinforce your floor before installing a pool table based on how heavy it is.

Should I Reinforce My Floor Before Installing a Pool Table?

The average-sized pool table weighs a few hundred pounds and you may be wondering if you need to reinforce your floor. 

However, the good news is that most flooring can withstand the weight of a standard pool table.

However, you should consider the following:

  • The floor where you will install the pool table. First and basement floors are stronger than higher stories. In addition, a larger table is better suited on the ground floor.
  • The materials of your floor. Stone and concrete floors are stronger than wooden floors. However, if you have wooden floor planks you should consider reinforcing your floor.  
  • If the floorboards are old or your pool table is very heavy, they might cave in and collapse.
  • Distribute the weight evenly on all legs to avoid damaging the floor. Your floor is likely to get damaged if one of the legs bears the most weight.

In addition, ensure that your house is up to building codes. However, you should consult a professional for your specific situation.

In Conclusion

It is vital to consider the weight of a pool table before making a purchase. The weight indicates the construction of the table, where you can install it, and how easy it is to move.

While a slate pool table is durable and fancy, it is heavy to move and expensive. On the other hand, wood tables are lighter and you can choose heavier wood for more durability.


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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