When you decide on buying a pool table, an appropriate cueing room is an important consideration needed to have so that you will get the best possible playing experience. What size room for a pool table generally depends on the pool table type such as the British 6ft and the American 8ft? So, what size room for a pool table type British 6ft compared to American 8ft?
The British 6ft is often found in pubs and homes where space is considered to be a bit tight. The pool table size is 183 cm in length and 91.5 cm in width. For a standard 48’’ cues, you will need a room as big as 442 cm times 358 cm approximately.
The American 8ft is a slightly smaller version of the American table popular in the United Kingdom. It is bigger than the British 6ft for length of 244 cm and width of 122 cm. For a standard 48’’ cues, you will approximately need a room with length of around 498 cm and width of 386 cm.
There is a rule of thumb for deciding the room size according to your pool table size that you can use. The rule is that you have to allow at least 5ft of cueing room around each side of your table, no matter it is the British 6ft or the American 8ft.