How To Determine If A Pool Table Is 1-Piece Slate Or 3-Piece Slate

In the United States, pool tables with 3-piece slates are the most common.

Older pool tables from brands like Empire and California Billiards are more likely to have 1-piece slates.

How To Determine Between 1-Piece Slate Pool Tables and 3-Piece Slate Pool Tables:

Stand in front of the center pocket on your pool table.

Finger pointing at pool table rail and slate

Move your finger to the left of the center pocket, centering it between the two diamonds/ markers.

Gap or seam in 3-piece slate pool table

Look underneath your table in the area where you were pointing.

If you see a gap or a seam, then the pool table is a 3-piece slate pool table.

If your pool table doesn’t have obvious gaps or seams in the indicated area, it’s likely to be a 1-piece-slate pool table.

Typical one-piece slate pool table on green background

Typical 1-piece-slate pool tables have wood paneling and legs similar to the table pictured above. 

If you think you have a one-piece slate pool table, please let us know so that we can best help you with your pool table moving process.

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