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How Much Does a Pool Table Cost for Your Home?

by David Roeder |

If you enjoy playing pool, there is a good chance that you will at some point consider buying a pool table for your home, along with assessing the average pool table costs. As you begin browsing through pool tables online, you will quickly notice that purchasing a pool table can cost as little as $1,000 and as much as $20,000 or more.

So, why the huge difference in the pool table price ranges? How much should a billiards table cost? When you are shopping for pool tables, several factors will influence the price of the table.

The main thing to remember is to find a table that you like and will enjoy playing pool games on for years to come.

What Factors Influence the Pool Table Price?

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When wondering about quality, you may be thinking about how much a good pool table costs. The primary factors that influence the average cost of a new pool table include:

The Quality of the Table  

High-quality pool tables are made from solid wood, while lower-priced tables are made from synthetic materials like plastics and wood like materials. Additionally, the craftsmanship and precision in the construction of the joints and fittings play a significant role in determining their durability and price.

The Playing Surface Material

Lower-priced pool tables tend to use MDF wood for the surface material, whereas better-quality tables use slate. Slate tables offer more consistent play and are less prone to warping over time compared to MDF tables.

The Thickness of the Surface Material

The thickness of the playing surface material also affects the price of the table. The thicker the material, like slate, the more the table will cost. So how much does a slate pool table cost? Thicker slates provide a smoother and more stable playing surface, which enhances gameplay, but will also then increase the cost.

The Customizations and Options

Tables that offer a more comprehensive range of customizations and options to build your own unique pool table will cost more than standard tables with no customizations or options. Personalization can include choices in table cloth color, pocket design, wood species, finish style and leg style.    

The Quality of the Surface Material

Different grades of felt can be used to cover the playing surface. The better the quality, the more the table will cost. Higher-quality felt reduces pilling and provides a smoother roll for the balls.

The Quality of the Rail Materials

The materials used for the rails also influences the table’s price. So, hardwoods will cost more than plastics or pressboards. High-quality hardwood rails can better absorb the impact of balls, providing a better rebound that enhances the game.

The Quality of the Pocket Materials

A pool table with genuine leather pockets will cost more than a table with vinyl or synthetic leather materials. Leather pockets not only last longer but also add a classic aesthetic to the table.

The Size of the Table

If you look at the price difference between 7-foot, 8-foot, and 9-foot pool tables, you will notice that as the size changes, so does the price. Larger tables require more materials and space, contributing to their higher cost.

Price Ranges of Pool Tables

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Low-Range Tables

These pool tables are great for short-term use. They range in price from around $600 to $1,200. They are usually made out of plastic and synthetic materials. Some models are portable and can be stowed away when they are not being used.

Low-range tables are perfect for situations where you want to play pool, teach your kids the basics to play pool, or want a pool table for entry level use. They typically last for about five years with regular use.

Basic Economy Tables

The price range for basic economy tables runs from around $1,800 to $3,000 These tables offer slightly better materials than low-range tables. They are designed to only last for around 20 years or so.

However, they are a good choice when you want an upgrade in quality from a low-range table. They are also well-suited for people who only play pool occasionally and only want to spend an average cost for a pool table.

Mid-Range Tables

Most of the bar-style tables you find in pool halls and game rooms are mid-range tables.

The mid-range pool table average cost runs between $3,000 to $7,000. The quality of the materials is a step up from basic economy tables. You will find hardwood material, slate inserts for the surface, and better grades of felt.

Some tables in this price range can include select customizations and options, such as choosing the color of the felt or the color of the wood. If you enjoy playing pool regularly and want a decent quality table, a mid-range table could be the right choice. Plus, mid-range tables can last quite a long time.

High-Range Custom Tables

High-range custom tables run from $7,000 and up. The primary benefit of custom tables is you have more flexibility in choosing the materials, slate thickness, grade of felt, and more to build a unique and original table just for your home.

Some of the highest-priced heirloom antique tables that have been fully restored and refurbished can run between $10,000 and $20,000. There are antique tables that have been fully restored and refurbished that have been around since the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Essentially, when you are shopping for high-range custom pool tables, you are making an investment in your pool table since it will last a lifetime. These tables last generations and can be passed down to your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

High-Range Custom Pool Tables From Blatt Billiards

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While it can be tempting just to buy a low-average priced pool table, you have to remember that you will need to replace the table at some point. On the other hand, when you invest in a high-quality mid-range or fully customizable billiards table made from solid wood with slate, you can expect the table to last generations with proper care.

For further information, assistance in choosing a pool table, or designing one, do not hesitate to contact us. Reach out to discuss your new Blatt Billiards pool table and cost at 212-674-8855 today!