The standard pool table size is 8ft but the dimensions of the table that make it a regulation size table refer to the playing area. Typically on an 8-foot table, the playing area is 88 inches long and 44 inches wide. The playing size is measured from the inside of the billiard table, starting from the rail cushion.
If you’re considering a pool table for your home, there are a few different options to choose from depending on the size of the room your billiard table will reside. The most common size regulation tables are the seven and eight foot billiard tables.
Bar size pool tables (7-foot regulation size table)
A bar size billiard table refers to a seven foot table most commonly found in bars. Coin operated pool tables are also seven feet with a playing field of 78 inches long and 39 inches wide.
Tournament size tables (9-foot regulation size table)
Tournament sized tables are considered 9 foot tables with a playing area of 100 inches long and 50 inches wide. These are the classic full sized regulation billiard tables in which the game was first played on.
Billiard tournaments are still held on these sized tables. A “regulation” can be considered regulation as long as the length doubles the width. This makes 6ft pool tables regulation tables with a playing field of 70 inches long by 35 inches wide.
Regulation pool table sizes
- 12-ft (snooker): 140″ (356.9 cm) x 70″ (177.8 cm)
- 10-ft (oversized): 112″ (284.5 cm) x 56″ (142.2 cm)
- 9-ft (regulation size table): 100″ (254 cm) x 50″ (127 cm)
- 8-ft+ (pro 8): 92″ (233.7 cm) x 46″ (116.8 cm)
- 8-ft (typical home table): 88″ (223.5 cm) x 44″ (111.8 cm)
- 7-ft+ (large “bar box”): 78-82″ (198.1-208.3 cm) x 39-41″ (99.1-104.1 cm)
- 7-ft (“bar box”): 74-78″ (188-198.1 cm) x 37-39″ (94-99.1 cm)
- 6-ft (“small bar box”): 70-74″ (177.8-188 cm) x 35-37″ (88.9-94 cm)