Just like any other commodity out there in the market, pool tables also demand a lot of consideration before one decides to purchase one. Similarly, the price of a pool table will vary due to a number of factors including; the age, size, quality and make of each table. To many enthusiastic players and prospective buyers, shopping for new or used pool tables can be very difficult. To many who have never owned a billiard table before, the different shapes, sizes and colors of pool tables can be a factor that sellers use to hike the actual price of the table. On this article, I will be providing an insight on the different sizes and models of tables; both used and new, and compare their prices.
Pool tables will vary in quality in terms of what they are made of and how they have been made. Tables of high quality carry a high price. Low quality tables are made of cheap plastic or laminate which is why they will also carry a low price. The following are three categories of tables, their sizes, make and price range, both used and brand new.
1. Least Expensive Models
These classes of tables will normally lack in quality. The materials used to make this class of tables are low quality materials like laminate and plastic. There are however also wooden tables of good quality and cheap at the same time. Moreover, the components that accompany the table are also inferior and have a short life span. This category of tables is usually preferred by parents who intend to introduce the game to their children. The materials used to make these kinds of tables are inferior. The lifespan of these tables is also very limited to a mere five years. Most of them will not come with a guarantee in case of anything.
In relation to size, the smaller the table in this category and in any other category for that matter, the cheaper it is. Below is a table showing the prices of a new billiard table in four sizes.
Size Price of a pool table
6” $350 and below $350-500
7” $500 and below $500-700
8” $900 and below $700-900
9” $1000 and below $900-1500
2. Standard Price Models
Just like the cheap models, Standard price tables will come in the four sizes from six inches to nine inches. The main difference is that a standard pool table is of a better and long lasting quality in terms of the way it has been manufactured and the components that accompanies such a table. In most cases, such tables will be made from good quality wood and have a well-polished outlook. Though not the best quality, the components are good quality for such tables. They may appear beautiful at first but always never overlook crumbling since the above named materials are not long-lasting. Other components like the cushion and the top rails are of a standard quality but obviously a better grade than cheap level tables. Unlike the cheap pool tables, a standard table can have a warranty of at least one year or more. The lifespan of this type of table is around seven years or more depending on how well it is taken care of. Below is a table of the prices of a new standard price table.
Size Price of a pool table
3. Premium Price Models
The premium type of pool tables has for a long time been prefferd by many enthusiastic pool players. They come in different styles to fit any decor. The materials used to make these types of tables are very high quality which gives them a spectacular look. The components and accessories that accompany these types of tables are also of very high quality. In many different makes, the top rail of the table is constructed using laminated and good quality hardwoods, with a hard material for the cushion. The premium range model gives the player an exceptional experience when playing and due to this it amounts as a worthwhile investment. Due to the quality of substances that manufacturers use when constructing, they are such that they are able to withstand rigorous play. The life-span of this type of table is ten years and above and hence sellers will not hesitate to offer a warranty ranging from two to five years. Below is a table of the four different sizes and their prices.
Size Price of a pool table
4. Custom made billiard tables
These are tables that are manufactured to the specifications of the customer. The customer directs the manufacturer on the particulars that he intends his table to have. The obvious characteristic of most of these tables is that they are quite expensive. The price range will normally be determined by the specifications that the manufacturer gets from his customer. The advantage of having such a table is that it will be made into the exact type of table that you would wish to have. Some custom made tables have been made purely and entirely of glass or the finest and most expensive wood. Others may be of bigger sizes than those currently available online and in shops that sell billiard tables. Prices of some of these types of tables may reach up to $30000 or more.
Getting a billiard table is quite a good idea especially for many enthusiastic players. The most important point of consideration when buying a pool table is its price. A pool table should not be a burden on one’s bill and hence it is very important to spend what is available for it. Nevertheless, the price of a table is a somewhat indication of its quality and lifespan. The more expensive a pool table is, the better the quality and vice-versa. This however does not mean that you are not able to get a cheap table that is of high quality material. Ensure to consult a zealous pool player when choosing the right table.
The above named prices are not the actual prices of each of the tables. They are just a range between which one may be able to acquire that type of table. Different sellers will have different prices.