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Pool tables are big investments and we mean this not only because of the size but also of their cost. For those who enjoy the sport which is both called snooker or pool, a pool or snooker table is a must to have in the house. If you are lucky enough to have space in the home, you might already be looking at the options which are available to you.

If you have a big budget, you can opt to purchase brand new pool tables. However, if you have a limited budget, you might want to look at used pool tables. If you do decide to buy used pool tables, there are various things which you should consider. These factors will dictate if you will be enjoying your new pool table or not.

 Material

snooker and pool table clothThe material of the table will dictate just how long the table is going to last and just how comfortable you will be using the table. Obviously tables from quality materials will last longer than those which are not. Opt for a table with legs and frames made from hardwoods such as oak. The slate or the bed of the pool table should also be thick so that the ball will run more smoothly.

Tables, which are cheaper than the market price may be made from inferior materials, so think twice before buying them. Buy a slightly more expensive snooker table and it will be well worth it because it will last for years to come.

If you do decide to purchase from online stores, do not be afraid to contact the seller and ask questions. You are paying good money and you want to be satisfied with the seller’s questions. Asking questions will give you a better idea about the table.

Size of the table

pool table for saleThe size of the pool table often reflects the amount spend, as well as the quality of the table. You can find snooker tables in various sizes and what you are going to use it for is one of the questions which you need to ask yourself before making a purchase.

There are smaller snooker tables which are designed for home use or for children. There are also snooker tables which can even be folded away for storage when not in use. If you want a pool table which can be easily transported from one place to another, you should choose the small and fold-away type. Regardless of the size of the table, the length should always be the twice the size of the width.

Price range

Now we have come to the price range, one of the most important and often very first factor which people look at before deciding if they will buy or not buy. The price of snooker tables will vary widely depending on the table size, as well as the materials used to build it. However, before you start looking at what is being sold near your area, you should set a budget first. This will prevent you from wasting your time looking at snooker tables which you can’t even afford.