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If it's designed for L/480 LL deflection you should be good even if it's Minnesota Fat's house.


On Jan 3, 2008 3:33 PM, Scott Maxwell < smaxwell(--nospam--at)> wrote:
My guess is that for a typical floor the mass/weight of the pool table is significantly enough larger than the mass of a person or two that "bounciness" should not be an issue for a home.  It could be a different issue if in a bar with a lot of people around.  And general consistant deflections could be handled by leveling out the table to compensate for the deflection.  I would think that you would have to have a REALLY bouncy floor to make it overly noticeable.  It also would somewhat depend on the level of pool player you are talking about.  If you are talking friendly games, then it might not matter too much.  But, if you are talking about a VERY serious pool player, then they might notice any little issue.
Adrian, MI
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Subject: wood floor system for a Pool table

I am working on engineering for a custom home where the billard table (pool table in bar speak) is on the second floor.
What floor deflection should be allowed to make sure the game can't be influenced by a bouncing floor???
any experience or reference to look at ? 
Tim Rudolph
Pinyon Engineering