When planning to purchase a pool table it is best to plan on where it is going to go. Too often people build a room, finish a section of their basement, or install a permanent lighting fixture based on retailers recommended room dimensions. What they don't realize is that retailers often recommend the minimum room needed so they don't deter those with a small space. Below is some advice and measurements that might prove helpful and if you have questions I am usually glad to give advice over the phone, assuming I don't have a 200lb piece of slate in my hands. Travis (913)558-0320!
1) You can put your table on any surface "tile, carpet, vinyl, rugs, etc"
2) The footage designation of a table "8 foot, or 7 foot" is determined by measuring the playing surface inside the bumpers and rounding up