5 Tips to selecting the best pool table for your game room

By Cher Cabula-Mendoza - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Many have a goal of owning a home with a finished basement that has been made into a game room where family and friends can gather for a good time. Many great game rooms consist of comfortable couches, a television, and some type of gaming entertainment. Some finished basements, turned game rooms, also have a small bar where friends and family can partake in libations while socializing. Other great pastimes include playing pool or throwing some darts. If you are in the market for a great pool table to add to your game room, man cave, or finished basement, this article will provide some tips that will prove to be helpful while you shop.

  1. Budget. Before you invest in a pool table, it is important to identify how much of a budget you have to spend on the item. Pool tables can cost a great deal of money if you get one that is made of high quality materials and offers years of playing time. If your budget is large, you can purchase a pool table that is of professional quality and will be around for years to come. However, if you have a meager budget, you may want to purchase a table that is less expensive so that you do not go into debt with your purchase.

  1. Placement. Before committing to a purchase, it is important to make sure that you have a good spot in your home for the pool table. A pool table is quite large and will take up a great deal of room. It is in your best interest to identify a location for the pool table and then measure the space. Be sure to measure the space with the idea in mind that people will need room around them as it could be annoying to bump your stick into the wall or other things while trying to play. Placement of your pool table is critical as it can make or break the overall gaming experience.

  1. Accessories. In addition to spending a great deal of money on the initial pool table, you will likely need to invest in accessories to go with the table. Chalk, balls, pool sticks, and other accessories are needed when you have a pool table. In addition, you will likely want to have a nice light hanging above the table to provide ample light for those who choose to play on the table. All of these items may be inexpensive on their own but the overall cost can add up fast.

  1. Type of table. When choosing the right pool table for you home, you will need to determine the type that will work best for your lifestyle. Some choose to purchase a pool table that also comes with other games such as air hockey or ping pong. These versatile tables are typically budget friendly as they are not made of materials that are sturdy and will withstand the test of time like a professional pool table will.

  1. Read reviews. Before you invest in a high dollar item such as a pool table, it is important to read reviews from others who have invested in the same type of product you are looking to purchase. When reading pool table reviews you can find out information from the consumer that will not be readily available from the manufacturer.

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