We are often asked about the weight of a full-size table, and in particular whether the floor is strong enough.
The following information should be of interest.
The total ‘all up weight’ of the average full-size table is about 1.1/4 tons (2800 lbs or 1270 kgs ). In tables of traditional design, the weight is carried on 8 legs, so each leg supports 350lbs (158.75 kgs). The table itself occupies a floor area of 72 sq ft (6.7 sq meters) making the average loading within this area only 38.8 lbs per sq ft (189.5 kgs per sq mtr) which is a very modest load.
Please note that this calculation does not show the real position as there must be ample walking and cueing space all around the table, thus the total area occupied by a full-size table is actually 22 ft x 16 ft = 352 sq ft (6.7 mtrs x 4.9 mtrs = 32.8 sq mtrs ) giving a final average floor loading of less than 8 lbs per sq ft (38.1 kg per sq mtr ).
It follows therefore, that any ordinary floor will easily carry the weight of a full-size table without special strengthening.