Some of the most important features to look for when purchasing a pool table are a good frame, solid wood rails and good leg construction. A quality slate playing surface is a necessity for good pool tables.
The importance of top rail construction material is important when shopping for billiard tables. Top rails made of solid wood present no problems when it comes time to replace the cushion rubber of a pool table, but rails made of particle board may crack and chip away. Novice buyers should carefully consider the size of the table and the room it is placed in before making a purchase. The website has a chart of common pool table sizes.