It can be difficult to know where to begin if you’re looking to purchase a pool table. There are many types of pool tables out there that are made from different materials, run different lengths, or have different features or design components. Even if you have an idea of what you want, it’s important that you do some research before committing to a table just because it shows up if you search “pool tables sales near me.” Fortunately, we’ll help walk you through some of the most important factors when it comes to choosing a pool table.

How Much do Pool Tables Cost?

A pool table is always going to be somewhat of an investment. But if you love the game, it’s well worth it. After all, there’s no substitute for being able to shoot pool with family or friends in your own home.

At Greater Southern, pool tables start at $2,599 but can be as much as $19,799.00. This means that while it can be expensive, there are many options for different budgets. Furthermore, you can be assured that every available table is of high quality and meant to provide you with many hours of play. You’ll find that as prices get higher, there are more options for different styles and design choices.

What Size Pool Table Should You Get?

You might be surprised to learn that pool tables are not limited to a standard size. There are four typical size variants: 6 ft, 7 ft, 8 ft, and 9 ft tables. Our most popular size is 8’. This size offers the best value and widest selection of options to choose from.

Therefore, figuring out the size you want can be a good starting place when you’re trying to determine which pool table is right for you. This will depend on the space that you have available to you, as well as what you are looking for from your pool experience.

Also, you should remember that when you are calculating if a room can comfortably fit a certain size pool table, you will need to adjust your measurements depending on the length of cue you use as well.

6 ft pool tables are the most compact option. Therefore, they can be a good choice if you have limited space. However, this is not typically the most standard length for a pool table, and even a 6 ft pool table will need a lot of room to be comfortably played on for players. Therefore, it may be worth upgrading to a larger size if you are used to playing the game at bars or pool halls.

A 7 ft table will be the most popular size for bars. Therefore, if you are used to playing pool in a bar setting, you may enjoy purchasing a table this size so your experience is consistent.

The 8 foot pool table is the most popular size among our customers. At the 8 foot selection, our customers are able to choose from widest selection of options.

Alternatively, if you’re interested in developing your pool skills to their fullest potential, getting a 9 ft table may be wise. This is because this is the size that is traditionally used in tournaments and professional settings.

What Style of Pool Table Should You Get?

A pool table doesn’t have to define your room’s decor but instead can be chosen to add to an already established theme. There are many styles of pool tables on sale. This means you will have many aesthetic options to choose from and can find one that suits your specific needs. All of our tables come with a choice of 32 standard color options.

Greater Southern offers five main styles of pool tables: Contemporary, Rustic, Industrial, Transitional, and Traditional.

If you’re looking for a classic, timeless design, you’ll want to go with the traditional pool table. These are going to feature wooden frames and green or red felt on the playing surface. They often resemble pool tables that might be found in studies or pool halls and are usually what first comes to mind when you picture a pool table.

A contemporary pool table can be a great choice for a more sleek, polished option. These pool tables often have minimalist designs that help them blend in with many furnishings. Some of these tables might have wooden frames, but others may come in metal, and the felt color can vary substantially.

A rustic pool table is perfect if you want something simple that isn’t too flashy but still feels familiar. These wooden tables will fit perfectly in the game room of your family’s cabin. They do not have busy or complicated designs, but they won’t feel as modern as other style choices.

If you’re looking to blend classic and contemporary, you might find that an industrial or transitional pool table is right for you. The former will be more reserved, with a simple mixed media design that has a rugged elegance. While the latter will have a lot of variation, but is typically modern or mid-century in style and may have special features to enhance the playing experience.

What Are The Best Pool Tables To Buy?

The ideal pool table for you will depend on your desires and needs. However, here are a few different recommendations for different categories. 

Budget Option: The Stallion Pool Table is a great choice for those that are looking to play pool at home without breaking the bank. This affordable table starts at $3119.99 at Greater Southern. It offers a classic aesthetic but can be tailored to your needs by customizing the wood finish or felt color. 

Contemporary: The Deville Pool Table is simple and elegant. It features a mid-century modern design that is minimalist and attractive. Furthermore, it can be custom ordered with many different wood shades and felt colors so that you can match it to your decor. This table starts at $9,585. 

Contemporary: The Onyx Pool Table is a billiard table we offer with a minimalist look based on an ultra sturdy steel frame with an industrial finish. It is simple and sleek, with a steel leg frame and a wooden top made from white birch. The contrast between the two materials gives it a modern and luxurious atmosphere, which will be a statement in any room.

Industrial: The Birmingham Pool Table is an industrial dream. Combining rugged charm with an industrial look makes the Birmingham a perfect choice for modern game rooms in need of a vintage touch.

Rustic: The Botanic Pool Table is an 8 ft table that offers an attractive country flair. It has a basic design with a brown finish that shows the wood grain prominently. It comes with beige felt and starts at $3,850. 

Transitional: The Henderson Pool Table is a stunning 8 ft table with a minimalist yet vintage design. It’s a great option for anyone looking to play, but it also comes with a dining top, which means it has remarkable versatility. You can use this as your dining room table or a workplace and simply remove the top whenever you want to shoot pool. It’s also quite affordable, starting at $5,900. 

Traditional: The Serpentine Pool Table is the height of luxury, which thick, intricately carved curving legs and a classic design. The wood finish and felt can be customized, and it is also available in any size. This table begins at $13,650.

Now It’s Time to Find the Pool Table Table That’s Right for You

The new year is here, and so are some fantastic deals we would like to share with you! January 1st through January 31st, we’re offering a $1,400 instant rebate on the Brunswick 8’ Canton pool tables (while supplies last) and a $600 instant rebate on the Legacy 8’ Mesa pool tables (shade & nutmeg finishes only while supplies last). So, if you’re looking to purchase a new pool table and you want to secure these major deals, you’ve got to act fast. These instant rebates are only available while supplies last.

We are eager to help you find the pool table that’s right for you. For more information about our selection of pool tables and our limited-time instant rebates, contact us or visit our website.

Greater Southern Home to Top Quality Pool Tables

There are many variables to consider when you’re looking for the right pool table for your home. However, no matter your needs, Greater Southern has you covered. If you have any questions or would just like to learn more about the pool tables that are available for sale, please contact us!