Frequently asked Questions
Strong Support. In most houses with standard suspended floor construction, i.e. the floor is carried on joists, no additional strengthening should be required. Because of the weight of the tables, the table may 'settle' for a period after installation and the table may need to be revelled. If you are still concerned, we would be happy to discuss the situation with your architect.
Room Sizes. The sizes listed in the following table are the absolute munimum CLEAR space required to allow for cueing around the table. Recommended cue lengths are also shown. Any furniture, buttresses and door openings must be outside this clear space.
of Snooker Table
Length of Cue
Minimum Room Size
(without other furniture)
|6ft x 3ft (183cm x 91.5cm)||4ft (122cm)||14ft x 11ft (427cm x 335cm)|
|7ft x 3ft 6in (214cm x 107cm)||4ft (122cm)||15ft x 11ft (457cm x 350cm)|
|8ft x 4ft 1.5in (244cm x 126cm)||4ft 6in (137cm)||17ft x 13ft (518cm x 396cm)|
|9ft x 4ft 7.5in (274cm x 141cm)||4ft 6in (137cm)||18ft x 13ft 6in (549cm x 412cm)|
|10ft x 5ft 1.5in (305cm x 156cm)||4ft 10in (147cm)||20ft x 15ft (610cm x 457cm)|
|12ft x 6ft 1.5in (366cm x 187cm)||4ft 10in (147cm)||22ft x 16ft (670cm x 488cm)|
|Two Full Size Tables standing side by side||27ft x 22ft (824cm x 670cm)|
|Two Full Size Tables standing end to end||39ft x 16ft (1188cm x 488cm)|
|Two Full Size Tables standing in 'T' or 'L' formation||33ft x 22ft (1006cm x 670cm)|
Size of Snooker/Pool Balls. The only standard ball size is 2 1/16 inch (51.5mm) which is suitable for a full size table. For any other table it is necessary to check the size of an existing ball (or send it in to be accurately measured). We can usually supply the correct size as long as it is above 1 3/8 inch (35mm).
Table History. We do have some information on tables made by Thurston's (and E.A.Clare & Son Ltd) but not on any other table makers of other Thurston information. Sadly, some of the Thurston table records were destroyed when the Thurston Leicester Square premises suffered bomb damage in 1940, so the records we have are incomplete. Any searches we undertake will be charged at the current rate of £ 88.12 including V.A.T., regardless of the success of the search.