How Much Do Pool Tables Weigh? A Comprehensive Guide

How Much Do Pool Tables Weigh? A Comprehensive Guide
Matt Graham Matt Graham

Knowing the weight of a pool table is no light matter for various reasons, including moving, installation, and ensuring your floor can support it. This guide aims to provide a detailed yet concise overview of the weights of different types of pool tables, the factors affecting their weight, and important considerations for moving and installing them. Let's explore the components and factors that contribute to a pool table's weight and how they influence its overall mass.

Types of Pool Tables and Their Weights

Slate Pool Tables: Slate pool tables are known for their superior playability and durability. These tables are made with a heavy slate bed covered by a cloth. The weight of slate pool tables can vary depending on the size and construction, typically ranging from 600 to 1,000 lbs.

MDF Pool Tables: MDF (Medium-Density Fiberboard) pool tables are lighter and more affordable alternatives to slate tables. They are easier to move and generally weigh between 200 to 500 lbs, depending on their size and build quality.

Factors Affecting Pool Table Weight

Size: The size of a pool table significantly impacts its weight. Common sizes include:

  • 7-foot tables: Weigh around 600-700 lbs for slate, 200-300 lbs for MDF.
  • 8-foot tables: Weigh around 700-800 lbs for slate, 250-350 lbs for MDF.
  • 9-foot tables: Weigh around 800-1,000 lbs for slate, 300-500 lbs for MDF.

Material: The material used in the construction of the pool table greatly affects its weight. Slate is much heavier than MDF or wood, contributing to the overall weight difference between high-end and budget tables.

Construction: The design and construction of the pool table, including the legs, frame, and additional reinforcements, can significantly affect the overall weight. Tables with solid wood frames and robust legs will weigh more than those with lighter materials like acrylic. On the other hand, marble or ceramic components can make the table even heavier. However, these factors are usually secondary to the weight of the slate, which accounts for the vast majority of a pool table's weight.

Moving and Installation Considerations

Weight and Floor Support: Before installing a pool table, ensure that your floor can support its weight. Slate tables, in particular, require a strong and stable surface. However, this is usually not a problem, as most floors can handle the weight, and it is rare to encounter issues. If you are unsure about your floor's capacity, consult with a professional.

Moving Heavy Pool Tables: Moving a heavy pool table, especially a slate one, can be challenging and risky if not done properly. It is recommended to hire professional movers who have experience with pool tables to avoid damage and injury. If you need to move it yourself, disassemble the table carefully and use proper lifting techniques and equipment. Most modern tables use slate in three pieces, each weighing around 250 lbs, making them more manageable. However, some tables will require a full-piece slate, which is significantly heavier.

Comparing Popular Pool Tables

Here’s a comparison of popular pool table brands/models and their weights:

Brand/Model Size Weight (Slate) Weight (MDF)
Arock 9-foot 1,000 lbs N/A
Wengen 8-foot 800 lbs N/A
Mizerak Dynasty 7-foot N/A 320 lbs
Fat Cat Reno 7-foot N/A 280 lbs


How to Determine if My Floor Can Support a Pool Table

Consult with a structural engineer or a professional contractor to assess your floor’s load-bearing capacity. It is rare for a floor not to be able to support the weight of a pool table.

Can I Move a Pool Table by Myself?

It’s possible but not recommended for slate tables due to their weight and fragility. Always seek help or hire professionals. All tables sent by us are handled by professional installers/movers.

What’s the Best Way to Disassemble a Pool Table for Moving?

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. Typically, you will need to remove the pockets, rails, felt, and slate bed. Label all parts and keep screws and bolts organized. All tables sent by us are handled by professional installers/movers.


Understanding the weight of your pool table is essential for proper installation, floor support, and moving considerations. Whether you choose a slate or MDF table, be mindful of the weight implications and plan accordingly.

If you have any questions or experiences to share about moving or installing pool tables, leave a comment below! Check out our related posts on 'How Big is a Standard Pool Table?' or read Slate vs. Non-Slate Pool Tables for a deeper look into different options.


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