How much does a billiard table weigh

How much does a billiard table weigh?

The weight of a billiard table can vary greatly. First of all, the material and the thickness of the slate often differ. A good billiard table has a slate top with a thickness as listed below per type of table. But you also sometimes find tables with a marble top, which is still good in quality but has a different weight. In addition, there are also tables with a wooden or MDF top.

A second factor that makes a big difference is obviously the chassis. These come in so many variations that it's not feasible to display this in a table. The weight of a chassis can vary from 50 kg for some small tables to several hundred kilograms, depending on the material used.

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Carom billiards

Carom billiard tables almost always have a slate top that is 40mm, 45mm, or 50mm thick. Sometimes they also have a very thin stone of only 20mm or even thicker than 50mm. For my calculations, I will assume a stone of 45mm thickness.

Some tables have a top made from a single piece, but as you can see from the figures below, such a table is far too heavy to be taken to upper floors without an elevator or crane. Fortunately, most tables nowadays are divided into multiple sections.

Total weight stone slab
Carambole 210275 kg to 310 kg
Carambole 230325 kg to 365 kg
Half a match400 kg to 445 kg
Match485 kg to 545 kg

Bumper Pool

In bumper pool as well, various thicknesses are possible. Competition tables have a one-piece slate that is 40mm thick. Some, especially older, tables may have a slate ranging from 20mm to 30mm in thickness.

Total weight stone slab
Competition table190 kg to 220 kg
Café model (shorter and thinner stone)85 kg to 95 kg


In pool tables, there are 2 types. On one hand, there's the pub-style model with a large compartment underneath where the balls collect and can be retrieved by inserting a coin. These tables generally have a slate that is 20mm thick.

On the other hand, there is the type of table without a ball return system where the balls usually stay in rubber pockets or nets and in some cases come together via rails into a collection area. These generally have a slate top that is 25mm thick. For 7ft tables and larger, this top usually consists of 3 separate slates.

Café modelclub model
6 feet95 kg to 105 kg135 kg to 150 kg
7 feet125 kg to 140 kg175 kg to 200 kg
8 feet160 kg to 180 kg225 kg to 255 kg
9 feet200 kg to 230 kg275 kg to 315 kg


Snooker tables generally have a slate top consisting of 5 separate stones each 45mm thick. With very small models, there may be only 3 stones. 

There are also cheaper snooker tables that have slates just 25mm thick. Look above at the pool tables for their weight.

A full-size snooker table weighs about 1300 kg including the mahogany frame.

Total weight stone slab
8 feet365 kg to 410 kg
9 feet460 kg to 510 kg
10 feet550 kg to 610 kg
12 feet850 kg to 930 kg

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the weight of a billiard/snooker table important?

The weight of a snooker table contributes to its stability and durability during play. Heavier tables generally provide a more stable playing surface and reduce vibrations.

Professional quality tables are usually heavier to ensure better gameplay and consistency.

Can my floor support the weight of a snooker table?

If you own a modern house, the answer is always yes. Floors in houses typically have a maximum load capacity of 200kg/m² or more. A concrete floor can even bear up to 1000kg/m².

Given that the legs of a full-size snooker table are more than a meter apart, a very heavy table—let's say 1500kg—would exert a pressure of 187.5 kg per square meter, which is well within the safety limits of a floor.

If you have a wooden floor, you might decide to provide a hard floor covering under the legs to distribute the pressure.

In older houses from certain periods, such as just after the war, very thin wooden floors were sometimes laid on the upper stories. Therefore, it is certainly recommended to first seek advice from an Architect for houses older than 50 years. I have seen a situation where it seemed from the lower floor as if the ceiling was supported by very thick beams. However, these were purely decorative and only supported a suspended ceiling. The real floor of the upper story was supported by very thin beams. As a result, the floor sagged significantly under the weight of the legs of his snooker table. 

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Gert Pellin EZ, Gert Pellin 17 July, 2023
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