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Carom Bole Table

The billiard table used for carom billiards is a pocketless version and is typically 3.0 by 1.5 meters (10 ft × 5 ft). Most cloth made for carom billiard tables is a type of baize that is typically dyed green and is made from 100% worsted wool, which provides a very fast surface allowing the balls to travel with little resistance across the table bed.

The slate bed of a carom billiard table is often heated to about 5 °C (9 °F) above room temperature, which helps to keep moisture out of the cloth to aid the balls rolling and rebounding in a consistent manner, and generally makes a table play faster. A heated table is required under international tournament rules. It is an especially important requirement for the games of three-cushion billiards and artistic billiards, and even local billiard halls often have this feature in countries where carom games are popular.