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It is an age old question – how much does a pool table weigh? Well, it depends on the type of pool table you own. There are different types of pool table available in the market. For instance, an 8 foot pool table weighs around 1000 pounds, each piece of slate is 250 pounds, with the balance being predominately in the frame! On the other hand, the weight of the pool table will also depend on the pool table slate weight.
The regulation pool table weight will depend on the table’s width according to its length. A regulation pool table is the one used by the professionals in the tournament where its width is half of its overall length. That is, the standard sizes of the pool tables based on regulation are 4.5’ by 9’, 4’ by 8’ and 3.5’ by 7’.
As said earlier, a standard pool table weigh will depend on the material used and type of the pool table. Pool tables are constructed depending on their usage. That is, for clubs, bars, pubs, hotels, etc. different pool tables are used.
1 inch VS 3 slate pool table
Well, the answer to this question will depend on who you are asking. For the bar or pub owners, they will prefer a one piece slate because during events and occasions, they would like to move their coin operated pool tables. However, one can really mess up the seams of the table if not handled carefully while moving. A 1-inch pool table weighs approximately 450 pounds.
The 3 piece slate pool table weighs generally higher than the one piece and it is around 1/4” thicker than the one piece tables. These are the tables that provide the user a superior play and are the favorites for homes and clubhouses.
Depending on the affordability, one can choose from the non-slate pool table and slate pool table.
Let’s break down the key differences between them:
- On the basis of Price:
Slate tables are far more expensive than the non-slate tables (MDF – wood laminates). Slate tables offer a superior play and are used in championships and competitions. If looked after with proper care, the slate tables can last for decades. The non-slate tables have a harder surface and the balls find it difficult to slide on it. Slate pool tables are all about smooth game play and thus; will cost according to it. A single slate pool table will cost around $1000-20000 whereas; a non-slate table will cost somewhat between $200-800.
- On the basis of Quality:
The non slate tables are lighter when compared to slate tables and therefore, are easier to move around. However, due to its wooden framework, these tables do not have a longer lifespan. It could break under a certain pressure and after a time, it usually bends from its surface making a minor ‘U’. It can make a huge difference while playing. This is the reason why these tables are not used in competitions.
Slate tables, on the other hand, are made as per the international standards and therefore; for the question how much does a pool table weigh, it will depend on its type. They are heavier and the slate thickness can range from 10-40 millimeters.
Moving a pool table:
It is the most typical task and it is recommended that one should not perform on his own. If not moved with caution, it could unbalance its surface or might result in breaking the slate top. 2 average men can lift a pool table in pieces.
So, you can seek professional help. But the truth to be told cost to move a pool table can go around $200 to $600 depending on the mover and the total distance. It includes disassembling, transporting and setting up; so you don’t need to worry about anything.
|Type of Pool Table||Weight of Pool Table|
|12 foot x 6 foot Pool Table||2550 pounds|
|10 foot x 5 foot Pool Table||1550 pounds|
|9 foot x 4.5 foot Pool Table||1300 pounds|
|8 foot x 4 foot Pool Table||1000 pounds|
|7 foot x 3.5 foot Pool Table||550 pounds|
|valley pool table (coin operated)||700 pounds|
After reading this, you might have got an idea about how much does a pool table weigh. One last important thing, there is a major difference between the pool, snooker and billiards and are all played on different tables. A pool table consists of six pockets and uses the ball set of ‘stripes and solids.’