There are so many different types of pool and snooker tables available on the market today that it is hard to choose which size and style suits your needs. The different dimensions are a key factor because it depends what space you have available. The style has to fit World snooker championship prize money in with the decor of the room you have available. Then you have to decide what sort of budget you can afford to tie in with the two factors above. These are important decisions you have to decide when choosing the snooker and pool tables you desire. When deciding on the space you have it is important that you take into consideration the clearance area for a player taking a shot.
Obviously the room has to be big enough for the actual table size but also enough for the player bending over and having enough space to cue the shot without any hindrance. There are also tables made specifically for commercial use as well as for home use. The commercial tables are normally made with a bit more durability to last the traffic that is played on them. They will be more substantial in weight and made with more sturdiness than a table for home use. A home use table will be a bit more lightweight and versatile. This may be because your snooker or pool table will need to be moved on occasion to accommodate other uses for the room in question (ie the mother in law staying!!). Most of the better quality snooker or pool tables will come with a thicker slate.
This promotes less chance of damage and enhances longer wear and tear providing a more solid investment for your money. It really depends on what you are looking for as an individual but always keep in mind your budget, space available, the size and style of the table you desire. These three factors should get you close to choosing your perfect table for serious play, or just for a fun table for the family!