Tables

United Pool Tables

United Billiards makes a decent pool table. They only use felt by Championship, one of the best brands in the business. They also give you 31 different options for its color which is incredible. All tables use 1″ thick slate which is great. I’m not thrilled that the only wood options are oak or maple, two of the cheapest woods there are. At least they are solid wood and not laminate. Not a lot of size options on their tables which is kind of bad. Some are 7 feet, some are 8, some are both and none are 9 feet long. That’s ok though, as most people just want a 7 foot table anyway. My biggest problem with United is no clear way to buy their table. There is a phone number to call which sucks because I hate dealing with sales people. Tables should be good enough to sell themselves, so post a price and a way to buy the darn thing online. I never bother with a billiard company who makes me call them, but that’s your own decision. Here are their models:

Aspen
Breckenridge
Burlington
Copper
Englewood
Fairview
Kensington
Keystone
Steamboat
Sterling
Taylor
Telluride
Vail
Victoria
Windsor

Fischer Pool Tables

Fischer pool tables are made by C.L. Bailey, same company basically. Think of it like Toyota and Lexus. The only difference here is that Fischer pool tables are no better or worse than C.L. Bailey. They seem to only come in 7 or 8 feet, but that’s about the only difference in quality. Both have lifetime guarantees as well as 1″ framed slate and solid construction. There may be a price difference as they go through dealers as well, so if you are trying to decide between a C.L. Baily or a Fischer table, just take the one that costs less, because they are essentially the same thing. Here are the Fischer pool tables:

Dutchess
Sorbonne
Alicante
Stratford
Duke
Modena
Lorient

ProLine Pool Tables

ProLine Billiards sells their pool tables through dealers, so no prices are posted on their website and they will vary depending on where you shop. The tables are pretty solid though. They all used slate and solid hardwood. They all seem to come in 7, 8 or 9 feet as well which is great. There is no option to customize colors of finish or cloth though. Here are their different models:

Chippendale
Kingsbury
Newport
Pendleton
Sorrel II
Berkley
Kamden
Nite Train
Wellington
Berkshire
Midnight Ride
St. Johns II

Pool Tables Plus

Pool Tables Plus sells several different pool tables. Some are custom made for them, some are from other manufacturers. Like I’ve said, if a pool table website has to sell other brands of pool tables besides their own, then their tables are probably not great. From the looks of it, their imports and domestic tables aren’t actually half bad. They just don’t have very many options. They come in hardwood with 1″ slate which is good, but you can only choose between two colors or size sometimes. Other sites let you customize length, cloth color, finish and other stuff like that. Not true here. And Pool Tables Plus charges more than the sites that do allow these things. Probably ought to steer clear and look elsewhere. Here are their tables:

Import
Fillmore
Manhattan
McKinley
Roosevelt
Springfield
Van Buren

Domestic
Bridgeport
Fairfax
Monticello
Santa Maria
Saratoga

Palason Pool Tables

Palason is a Canadian brand of pool table. On their website they also sell Legacy and Brunswick brand tables which I think is kind of weird, but all the power to them. It tells you something if a pool table manufacturer is selling someone else’s tables as on of their dealers. All their tables are pretty modestly priced, but there is no mention of slate so you probably aren’t getting any which is a bummer. The tables are not shipped free and don’t come with any accessories either. You’re much better off going directly to Legacy or PoolTables.com and finding similar looking tables for less at a higher quality with free stuff included. Here are the Palason models:

St-Laurent
Dawson
Deluxe Oak Veneer
Citadelle
Fraser
Victoria
Sentinelle
Contessa

Namco Pool Tables

Namco has some confusing options when it comes to their pool tables. Some come in 7 feet, some in 8 and some in 9. Some come in all three sizes. Some have 1″ slate, others have 3/4″ slate and some use solid wood construction and others do not. What you generally want is an 8 foot table with solid wood and 1″ slate. Read the product descriptions carefully. Price wise they compare well with other manufacturers. But like I always say, I want my billiards table to come from a billiards company. Namco makes swimming pools, patio furniture and billiard tables. It’s an interesting mix, but it puts into question if they really know pool tables all that well if that isn’t their main focus. Just something to think about. Here are their styles:

Challenger
Hamilton
Lazaro
Tacoma
Camden
Pro Shooter
Avon
Eclipse
Williamsburg
Orleans
Kensington
Carlton

Monarch Pool Tables

Monarch Billiards is yet another brand that makes what appear to be pretty great tables, but they don’t post their prices on their website and don’t allow you to buy their tables on their website. This is always a red flag in my book. Manufacturers like this require you to call them and talk to a salesperson for information. Well, we all know what kind of information a salesperson will give you. So chances are the tables are going to be grossly overpriced and you’re going to get suckered into something if you call. The tables seem to in 7, 8 and 9 feet as well as use 1″ slate and solid wood. So they are well built. I would just stay clear of anyone who won’t post their prices and let me buy on their website. Here are their different styles:

Antique Style
Hope
Dauphin
Eclipse
Lorelei
Louvre
Madison
Monarch
Pendennis
Physter
Sloan
St. Bernard Mission
Union League
Victoria
Villanova
Wellington

Traditional Style
Blue Bell
Rumson
Kennett Square
Linwood
Moorestown
Ocean City
Paradise
Berwyn

Production Style
Addison
Azores
Biltmore
Delmar
Duke
Dutchess
Forsythe
Guinevere
Lorient
Marseilles
Modena
Renegade
Sorbonne
Sussex
Venezia
Verona

Contemporary Style
Arrow
Atlantis
Cherry Hill
The Metro
Silverwood
Spartan

Commercial Style
Advantage
Grand Prix

DLT Pool Tables

DLT Billiards makes some pretty good pool tables. They are sold through dealers so as with many other manufacturers your price will vary depending on where you shop around. DLT tables come with 1″ slate and solid hardwood, which is a plus. They also make them in 7, 8 and 9 feet, another plus. You can choose from several different finishes on any table so you can get it to match your existing furniture, which is a cool feature. Here are their different styles:

Solid Wood Series
Balboa
Newport
Lido
Phoenix
Diana
Churchill
Gulf
Houston
Monte Carlo
Florence
Denver
Heritage
Washington
Jasmine
Vittoria

Contemporary Series
Santa Fe
Cape Town
Magnum
Junior

Veneers Series
Beaufort
Tiburon
Windsor
Vienna
Philip

Select Series
Rose
Erie
Hawaii
Columbia
Majestic
Le Grand
Siena

Diamond Pool Tables

Diamond makes professional billiard tables, literally. Diamond is widely used in major billiard events and competitions. These are very high quality tables for the very serious billiards competitor. If you play recreationally or leisurely, then you’ll want to pass on Diamond. These are probably way out of your price range and more than you could possibly need. However, if you are a big time player, then this is the best table you could practice on as it is going to be the same table you compete on most of the time. Diamond tables come with tons of customization, featuring lots of finishes to choose from as well as cloth colors. They make several home models:

Professional
Oppenheimer
Hortensia
Arkansas
Kimberly
Jubilee
Tiffany
Pro-Am

C.L. Bailey Pool Tables

C.L. Bailey may not be one of the most well known brands out there but they make a quality product, backed by an incredible lifetime guarantee. All their tables have a 1″ thick slate and metal-to-metal construction, so they are well made tables. Unfortunately they are pretty light on selection, with just 4 models to choose from. However, each model has 5 different options for finish, so there are both style and color choices. Another plus is that all their tables come in 7, 8 and 9 feet in length. Their pool table options are:

Addison
Forsyth
Biltmore
Bedford

World Of Leisure Pool Tables

World of Leisure pool tables are overpriced. That’s about all there is to say about it. You can choose about a million cloth colors from them through Championship which is cool though. I think it is funny how they have a buyer’s guide to getting a table which mentions slate is the only way to go. Yet I can’t find anywhere on their site that says they use slate in their tables. Odd. I think they do all right based on the price, but their cheapest table is posted at $2,500, so I wouldn’t waste my time with them. Legacy and PoolTables.com are both going to be much better options. Here are the World of Leisure styles of pool tables:

Winchester
Challenger
Belmont
Richland
Houston
Davenport
Hampton
Winslow
Knight
Dover
Trienna
Cimmaron
Remington
Oxford