Billards Plaisance Pool Dining Tables
Four collections of luxury pool dining tables by Billards Plaisance. Probably the most versatile diners available.
|PRESTIGE POOL DINING TABLES from £2950||DECOR POOL DINING TABLES from £2950|
|NEW OAK DINERS from £2950||LONDON DINERS IN BEECH from £2650|
Billards Plaisance slate bed pool dining tables are separated into 4 design-style categories with a choice of American or English pool in 3 sizes: 6ft, 7ft and 8ft. The Prestige range offers a variety of established styles. The Decor range introduces an ultra modern minimalist look with a number of stunning laminate finishes. The New Oak range focuses on simple-designs in solid and veneered oak selected from the Prestige range. The London range introduces the versatility of sold beech, combining unlimited options on natural wood. and paint finishes. To assist research we include simple enquiry-forms for each model.
Billards Plaisance showroom in Gers
Please note these tables are designed as dining room furniture. When the dining top is on they are completely
unrecognisable as a pool or English billiards table, and this is their appeal.
This is the homepage and main information page for our exclusive range of European pool diner tables. The supporting content (below) is bookmarked into the following 9 info-sections:
1. Choice of English pool or American pool or French pool
All the pool dining tables featured can be manufactured and configured as an American pool (billiards) table, an English pool
table (plus 10-reds snooker), or a French carom billiards table. The main differences are the size of pockets, the size of the
balls, the depth of the cushions, the type and bounce of the cushion rubber, and the texture of the table cloth. Please note we
are now able to offer an 8ft snooker table option conforming to British tournament snooker standards. These adaptations to an
8ft table are made in our own workshop here in the UK.
All pool tables (American, English and French ) are available with matching sectional dining tops in wood-veneer, and most have the option of a glass top in clear, patterned or frosted glass - see alternating image bottom right. The other images demonstrate the seating options using either chairs or stools. There are 3 sizes of table: 6ft (1.9m), 7ft (2.10 m) and 8ft (2.4m). The dining tops for the 6ft and 7ft table can be extended by inserting an additional centre leaf, and the respective dimensions are shown in centimetres. The veneered-wood 7ft diner tops (including leaf extension) for the Prestige range are interchangeable with the tops for the Decor and Actuel ranges
All Prestige tables are set at a FIXED dining height of 79cm (approx 31 inches). Matching chairs are available with most tables, and their dimensions are shown in the image below.
The tables are categorised in the UK as 6ft, 7ft and 8ft. For convenience and accuracy it is recommend that calculations are in metric. The drawings will help you to assess the space needed for a pool diner. If you have already made the measurements, we will be able to advise you on a suitable pool diner in order to optimize size within the dedicated room. Email us for advice on room dimensions
Sizes of pool dining tables:
Dimensions of the tables
(to outer cushion edge) :
Playing surface areas of pool dining tables:
1.90 m (6ft) 1.66 x 0.83 m
Dimensions of the room:
Add preferred cue length to the playing surface area to determine the
perimeter and optimum space-use. Cue lengths vary from 0.92m to1.48 m, depending
on the age of the player and the choice of game.
The site features 4 ranges of pool dining tables by the famous French billiard table maker, Billards Plaisance.
There are 9 pool diner tables featured in the flagship Prestige range on this site, although we are able to import their complete range of 20 pool dining tables as featured in the Billards Plaisance product brochure. Most of the pool dining tables come in 3 sizes (6ft, 7ft and 8ft) and almost all have the option of matching chairs. These are fixed height pool diners tables set at 79cm (31”). The smaller tables have 2-piece dining tops, with the option of a third-leaf as an extension. The 8ft table has a standard 3-piece top. Only the 7ft tables have the further option of a glass top (plain, frosted or patterned). All the pool dining tables are slate-bed, using best quality Italian slate. The table-legs and supporting structures are hardwoods (oak, cherry or taurari) with matching wood veneers for the dining table tops and furniture rails. Most of these are presented as diner-sets (i.e. combinations of pool tables, dining tables and chairs). Each table comes with the option of playing American pool, English pool or French pool (also known as carom billiards). These tables are also suitable as English billiards tables. Plaisance pool diners are imported direct from France by Corporata Ltd.
In order to simplify choice and production - and to streamline costs - the Fitan-London Actual range was introduced 18 months ago. There is one size (the most popular 7ft), only 2 leg-styles, and with a reliance on the more standard bucket method of 4-ball capture associated with diners. The tables still retain the high standard of aesthetic design for which Billards Plaisance is world famous. The finish is in any of 6 pained or natural veneers, either as a single finish or a combination finish. Two-piece tops in wood or glass are also available, as are the full choice of 3-piece dining tops that form the Prestige collection. We have recently introduced a 2-tone colour combination for these tables
In early 2012 the new Decor range was introduced, again retaining the integrity of design and manufacture by Billards Plaisance. By applying heavy grade laminates in wood steel and glass, this range takes the simplicity of Actuel range into a new dimension of stunning (and shimmering) solidity. There are 6 models of pool dining tables featured, all 7ft.
These pool diners have all the features of the Prestige range, concentrating of the simple straight lines that are increasingly popular with modern dining room furniture. The 3 most popular oak finishes are featured: natural oak, dark (or antiqued) oak and white waxed oak. In addition we are able offer tables in any shade of oak with a match-to-sample service
Also by Billards Plaisance, a unique collection of all-weather aluminium pool tables with optional dining tops (these classy tables are also suitable for indoor use).
Although this website is dedicated to the promotion of Billards Plaisance pool dining tables we have retained a selection of 4 tables made by Longoni of Italy
This is for historical reasons. We no longer supply Longoni pool tables through this website and any enquiries received will be passed directly to the
UK importer. Longoni pool tables are imported from Italy by Luxury Pool & Leisure of Warwick (near Birmingham in the West Midlands).
The domain of Poolrooms.co.uk and the trading name of Poolrooms UK is owned by Corporata Ltd of Eastleigh (near Southampton) Hampshire, England. The registered office is Barbican House, 26-34 Old Street London EC1V 9QQ. The company registration number is 03007054 and the VAT number is 887 4237 78
We are officially designated importers of the Billards Plaisance range and exclusive distributors of the new DECOR and the FITAN-LONDON ranges. The Billards Plaisance pool dining tables are installed by our own team of professional table-fitters. We install on an us-to-you basis, and to suit your convenience. We work in partnership with the Snooker and Pool Workshop of Maidstone in respect of deliveries, installations and after sales service.
Billards Plaisance pool dining tables are made in France and imported by us, Corporata Ltd. We provide the prime information source for this niche-market manufacturer. We handle your enquiries, and all aspects of fulfilment, by email, telephone and personal contact.
The aim of this website is to showcase large images of the the pool dining tables on offer and to provide a simple email communication link (tick-box form) to allow site visitors to carry out research. We do not sell on-line, nor do we enter into a contract of sale on-line. Any subsequent purchases will be subject only to those conditions agreed by all parties consequent to email or telephone exchanges, and on an understanding of mutual good faith. Notwithstanding we conform to all our statutory obligations, and we comply in good faith, in particular with:
● Sale of Goods Act
In these regards we recognise customers rights to cancellation and rejection.
In the interim, we offer a full project management service that attends to the various issues surrounding the selection and installation of a quality slate-bed table.
We only collect customer details in our response to customer-originated enquiries that emanate from phone calls and email communications, either as a brochure request or through the use of our enquiry forms submitted via email. Our enquiry forms are designed to rely only on an email address. We do not request phone numbers or postal addresses.
Phone us on 02380 276806 or
if you have any queries on these terms
Billards Plaisance have manufactured pool dining tables for more than 25 years. The company was established in Plaisance in the south of France by the FITAN family. They were the first company in the world to develop domestic billiard tables as, first and foremost, items of quality dining furniture. The company combined the furniture design with billiards engineering to a level that is now copied throughout Europe and beyond.
This spirit of enterprise has led to Billards Plaisance leading the way in pool dining table design. Since the first model was developed, the concept of a domestic pool diner table is constantly being improved upon. Creativity has guaranteed success. Focussing on the home as an alternative Billiards venue is introducing the game to a new generation and broadening its appeal. The Billards Plaisance product brochure tells a more graphic story of the company, its products and their history. Here is an translated extract:
Pool Dining Tables by Billards Plaisance (Text by Philippe Fitan, owner)
All our designs are registered and subjected to a patent. Choose the original Billards Plaisance! A pool table is an assembly of numerous parts which all have a specific name. The diagram (in the brochure) will help you visualize the different components of a pool table and familiarize yourself with the vocabulary, hence allowing you to communicate better with your Billards Plaisance adviser:
1. The legs
Always in solid wood (in the Prestige and Fitan-London range) with built-in leg levellers to make your table level whatever your floor. Stained and veneered, the oak and cherry hardwoods obtain a beautiful sheen with time.
2. The frame
The frame acts as a support for the game top. In order to prevent any bending, the frame is very tough. It can be made of either wood or metal.
3. The slate
The slate comes exclusively from quarries in Italy, well known for its top quality and density for billiard slate. In each and every part, the slate is precisely adjusted and meticulously polished to the finest level.
4. The rubber cushions
The rubber determines the quality of the rebound:
5. The cushion frame
The upper frame is firmly attached to the cushions and must be perfectly fixed onto the slate in order to transmit the rebound. It is manufactured on a numeric control machine to allow for extreme precision.
6. The cloth
The pool table cloth is draped on the slate, stapled and glued onto the cushions; the cloth comes from renowned professional suppliers: Gorina and Simonis, registered by the Fédération Francaise du Billard. The cloth is manually fixed, following a rigorous and meticulous technique, which can only be achieved by the finest craftsmen.
7. The ball return system
There are 3 systems according to the models.
Two panels are fixed to accommodate the accessories. The reliability of your pool table will not only be determined by the quality of the various components’ assembly, but also by the quality of the materials used. Only the know-how, experience and professionalism of a manufacturer can guarantee you a good pool table.
9. Choosing your pool diner table
A beautiful pool diner table is a successful blend between your home decoration and the space you give it: A choice of style: our experts will endeavour to help you choose the pool table best suited to your needs, taking into account your taste and budget. Billards Plaisance offers all the contemporary, modern, rustic, classic and timeless designs… more than 30 models with more than 10 standard finishes, not to mention the personalised options, the 3 sizes (1.90 m; 2.10 m; 2.40 m) and the 3 games, American, French and English. We offer a very wide selection.
These diagrams (section 4 above) show how much space is required around your pool table.
11. Interchangeable cushions (patent) for French billiards (Carom)
● We are the only one to guide the cushion on its entire length
General information about the game of billiards
Since when? Billiards was developed in France in the 18th century. All the Kings of France, from Henri II to Louis XIV, devoted themselves to billiards and Napoleon was also an enthusiast player.
2. French pool, American pool, English pool
What are the differences? Three very different games. French pool is played with 3 balls: 2 white and 1 red. The player must, with his/her ball (one of the white ones), hit one of the other two. For the American pool, there is 1 white ball plus 15 coloured numbered balls. The aim is to push, with the same white, all the other balls in the pool pockets. English pool (7 yellow balls – 7 red balls – 1 black ball – 1 white ball) and English snooker (10 red balls – 1 yellow - 1 black – 1 brown – 1 green – 1 pink – 1 blue and 1 white) are both developing and becoming very popular (sic).
3. French pool, American pool and English billiards, which one to choose?
French pool is without any doubt the most rigorous game (sic): this is probably due to the contrast between the great simplicity of the rule and the nonetheless difficulty of the shot. However, the American pool appears to be merrier, therefore more appealing because easier at first glance. Most people choose the American pool, which can then be complemented by subsidiary rules: 8 pool, English billiards (see rule of the games) hence creating a spirit of competition between the players (sic).
4. Is there a statutory size?
The official competitions are played on 3.10m pool tables (for the French game) while lower category competitions are played on 2.80 m pool tables (French and American). All sizes are statutory as long as the ratio is respected: length is twice the width. Consequently, the change from a big to a small pool table is not a problem: the angles, the effects and the strikes are the same and a few minutes are sufficient for the eye to get used to the new size (note from editor: not all English pool tables conform to this 2:1 ratio, although English snooker slates do conform.
5. What is the right age to play billiards?
You can play billiards at any age. Considered as an educational game, it is both interesting and entertaining and children love it (let them play and do not worry about the cloth!). It helps to develop many qualities such as resistance, observation, skill and patience. Billiards is very popular with the 30 – 40 years old: many young French people choose to have a pool table convertible into a dining table in their homes. As for the retired people, they consider billiards to be a very pleasant hobby.
6. How do you learn to play billiards?
With a good instruction book, recommendations from skilful players, practice and…a pool table! And contrary to what you might fear, you will very quickly reach a satisfactory level even if you have never played before. Especially since the pool tables you have at home are relatively small, making it easier to hit the balls.
7. A new pool table or second-hand pool table?
It is difficult to find a good second-hand pool table. Of course, the attraction of discovering one is undeniable, but it must be in perfect condition which is far from easy to find. You have to be very cautious as the maintenance work can be very expensive! Only a new pool table, for often the same cost, can give you the maximum guarantee as regards performance and reliability.
8. Which dimensions to choose?
You can choose to dedicate one room for the table: conservatory, mezzanine, attic, basement. Alternatively, you can have it installed in your living room or dining room. A pool table convertible into a dining room table would then be more suitable. You are bound to find one that would fit smoothly in your home. Bear in mind that wherever you install it, it will be fine. The tables’ reasonable weight allows installation on the second floor or on old parquet floors. To calculate the required space for the game, you must add twice the length of a cue to each side of the table and take away 20 cm to the final result. 1 m – 1.10 m – 1.20 m and 1.40 m cues are available.
9. What is a pool table convertible into a dining room table?
In refining the pool table’s design, Billards Plaisance was able to make it aesthetically more pleasing without affecting its results. The clever addition of a dining top adapted to each model allows to convert the pool table to a dining table very easily. It will take a clever man to guess there is a pool table underneath the dining table…
10. How do you recognize a good pool table?
There are basically three criteria:
* the cloth’s bearing
Insofar as the table is concerned, all the Plaisance pool tables are equipped with a slate. The slate bed is fixed to the frame, giving a very accurate result. As for the cloth, a study with a microscope clearly showed the ball being carried by the cloth’s hairs (sic). Finally, the cushions on the Plaisance pool tables are always made of natural rubber ensuring an optimal result.
11. Do you have to fear the tear?
The easily ripped cloths made of felt are over. They are now in wool and nylon and are nearly impossible to tear. So you can play as much as you like! After using the pool table, you will notice that the cloth is covered with small white specks. Do not worry, it is normal. When you hit the ball, it is subjected to an acceleration from 0 to 30 km/h in a split second. The temperature due to the rubbing between the ball and the cloth can easily reach 250° C at the friction point resulting in these white specks.
12. How much does a pool table cost?
Is a pool table expensive? The answer is NO. A pool table is not more expensive than a good quality household equipment: sofa, big screen television or beautiful dining room table (sic).
13. Is the pool table’s installation a problem?
The Plaisance pool tables can be dismantled and are easy to install. If it is a second floor installation, the one piece slate bed will get through the stairs or the window. It is however advisable to take prior measurements to ensure that all the components can go through.
14. Can the pool table be moved to another location?
With a weight between 160 and 320 kg, the Plaisance pool tables can easily be moved around. Whether it is to make space for one evening or to move it to another room, do not hesitate: only a few minutes are required to make your pool table level, the built-in leg levellers being easy to use.
15. Why billiards lights?
The quality of the lighting is vital for a good game. It must be straight and homogeneous. For an incandescent lighting, the light must be placed between 0.85 and 0.90 m above the cloth.
16. Why are there landmarks on a 2.40m pool table?
From an aesthetic point of view, these landmarks bring a finishing touch to your pool table. However, this is not their primary goal. These marks, sometimes used for classic “cannons”, are indispensable for the game in “three cushions” in order to calculate the “front cushion” shot.
17. Tips and recommendations
In order to preserve the original colour of you table’s cloth, we recommend you avoid leaving it for prolonged exposure to the sun. To remove the chalks’ residue and the dust on the cloth, you just need to brush it with the brush which can be included with the table, devised to go under the cushions. Alternatively, you can use your vacuum cleaner, equipped with its brush nozzle, on its slowest speed. The Plaisance pool tables must be looked after like a beautiful piece of furniture. For the waxed tables (“Athenes”, “Florence”) dust them regularly and polish them with a wool cloth. For the varnished tables (all other tables apart from “Paris”), dust them following the wood thread and clean them occasionally with a soft dry cloth. Polish them softly with bee’s wax – with time their sheen will be even more beautiful. For the “Everest” table: clean the legs with soapy water. Do not use any alcohol based products or solvents.
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