A. This room chart will help you choose the table size that's best for your playing area. (4' X 8' is by far the most popular table size for the home and the standard cue length is 58")
3.5' X 7"
11' 3" X 14' 6"
11' 11" X 15' 2"
12' 11" X 16' 2"
4' X 8"
11' 8" X 15' 4"
12' 4" X 16' 0"
13' 4" X 17' 0"
4.5" X 9"
12' 2" X 16' 4"
12' 10" X 17' 0"
13' 10" X 18' 0"
Q. Do your pool tables have slate tops?
A. Yes, all of our tables have slate tops; slate won’t warp.
Q. What size pool table is “regulation”?
A. The term “regulation” is often confused with “tournament”. Regulation actually means the table’s width is half of the overall length. 3.5’ by 7’, 4’ by 8’, and 4.5’ by 9’. are the standard sizes for pool tables.
When you turn on the TV, most of the time the professionals are playing on 9’ tables. However, 19 out of 20 tables sold to home users are 8’ tables. An 8’ is generally easier for recreational-level players and kids to play on, but is large enough to still be challenging to the advanced player. It also takes up less room, leaving you more space for family and friends to enjoy your gameroom.
7’ tables are also very popular, especially in a room where an 8’ will be a tight fit. Same quality slate, cushions, pockets, etc., just a bit smaller to accommodate a smaller room.
Q. Do you deliver?
A. Yes! All the prices you see in our showroom INCLUDE delivery and installation. (within 30 miles; over 30 miles additional mileage charges may apply) Baron’s Billiards does not sub-contract out installations. We have our own in-house installation team, with many years of experience. These are professional table mechanics that do nothing else but install and service pool tables, 52 weeks a year! And, they are pool players, too, so they have an eye for detail.
Q. How soon can you deliver?
A. In stock tables can be delivered as quickly as 3 business days.
Q. What brands of pool tables do you carry?
A. Baron's Billiards builds our own custom rustic pool tables. We only use locally sourced timber and can deliver true one-of-a-kind masterpieces.
We are also a dealer for Olhausen Billiards, the last major manufacturer of pool tables still built in America!
Q. Do you sell used tables?
A. Yes. From time to time we get trade-ins. These tables are then sold at a reduced cost. Prices vary greatly, depending upon the table. Our inventory is always changing so make sure to check in often to see what we have.
Q. Do you install or service tables that we didn’t buy from you?
A. We will be happy to do any service work on a table that you purchased from another source. We will NOT install internet tables, as they are prone to be damaged during shipping, or may be missing parts that are necessary to complete the assembly. Some of these internet tables are difficult to keep level too. Call for service pricing.
Q. How much does a pool table weigh?
A. Usually between 650 and 900 pounds, depending upon the size and model.
Q. Is green the only cloth color?
A. No. There are over 30 different colors to choose from, including 6 different shades of green.
Q. Do your pool tables have warranties?
A. Most our tables have LIFETIME Warranties!
Q. What kind of maintenance does a pool table require?
A. Very little. Keep it clean and covered when not in use. It is comparable to a piece of fine furniture.
Q. Are there different grades of cloth?
A. Yes. We currently offer three different grades of cloth. The different grades generally affect how fast the balls roll, not durability.
Q. How high should the light be over the table?
A. The bottom of the shade should be approximately 30”-32” off the top of the playing surface. If you are hanging the light before the table is installed the bottom of the shade should be 60”-62” off the floor.
Q. What’s the difference between pool, billiards and snooker?
A. A pool table has 6 pockets and uses a standard ‘stripes and solids’ ball set; also known as ‘pocket billiards’. A pure billiards table has no pockets and uses only 3 balls. A snooker table has smaller pockets and balls, a very large playing surface (10 to 12 feet long) and is played primarily in England.
Q. Why are there different sized cue sticks?
A. Not everyone has the perfect sized room for their table. Often times there is a wall that is too close or a lally column that would obstruct game-play with a 57” cue. At this point a shorter cue will be necessary. When playing pool, children generally fare better with shorter cues.
Q. How often should the cloth be replaced?
A. This really depends on how often the table is used. The average time for casual home use is about 5 years.
Q. Can I move the pool table myself?
A. Can you? Yes. Should you? No! Attempting to move the table yourself could, at the very least, interrupt the seam in the slate. At the very worst you could damage the table slate, aprons, frame, or yourself! Most quality tables must be completely disassembled, moved in pieces, and then reassembled and leveled. Call the professionals here at Baron’s Billiards instead.
Baron's Billiards 1127 Union Avenue (across from Dairy Queen and behind the Daily Sun) Laconia, NH 03246 Phone: 603-528-5001 Fax: 603-527-6001 Mike@baronsbilliards.com We are open on Wednesdays from 9 am til 4 pm; Saturdays from 9 am til 1 pm. If you would like an appointment to design your custom pool table on any other day please call or email. If we can't get to the phone, please leave a message...we'll get back to you shortly!