Learning how to mount a dartboard, including the prescribed height, dart distance, and installation instructions will enable you to throw darts correctly. Not only do you need to know the correct height of the dartboard, but you also need to know the throwing distance from the dartboard, which can be measured horizontally or diagonally and is different for electronic and steel dartboards. Fortunately, with the right instructions, it is quick and easy to properly install your dart and measure the distance to throw the dart. Follow these simple instructions to get you started on darts.
Regulation dartboard height from the floor to the center of the bullseye is 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters). This measurement is recognized internationally and remains the same for both electronic and steel tip dartboards. We recommend measuring and mounting the dartboard first before measuring throw line distance.
Steel tip dartboards: Horizontal distance is 7 feet 9 ¼ inches (2.37 meters).
Soft tip dartboards: Horizontal distance is 8 feet (2.44 meters).
It's important to measure from the face of the dartboard, not from the wall. You can measure the depth of your dartboard and then add that measurement to the horizontal distance from the wall. You can also drop a string from the face of the dartboard to the floor and measure from that point. Either way, you will achieve the same result.
Dartboard Distance for Throw Line - Diagonal
Another way to determine throw line distance is to measure diagonally. Distance differs between types of dartboard.
Steel tip dartboards: Diagonal distance is 9 feet 7 ⅜ inches (2.93 meters).
Soft tip dartboards: Diagonal distance is 9 feet 9 ½ inches (2.98 meters).
Position of suspension
While darts don't take up space like a foosball table, you need to leave some space to give players the space they need to throw without putting them in the middle of a busy crowd at home or hurting kids. In most cases, the best place to place darts is in the area of your home where you need to safely throw them. Never place a dartboard where there is a lot of people, or in a small room. Before you consider installing a new dartboard, make sure you have the necessary space to play the game. You must avoid hanging from objects that could be damaged by the dart, such as outlets, electrical boxes, or places near Windows. A good dartboard surrounds can help protect your walls from unnecessary damage.
• Tape measure
• Stud finder
•Dartboard and cabinet kit
• 2 1/2-inch wood screws
• Power drill with long screw tip
• Plumb line or string
In summary, the best place to mount dartboard is in a less populated area of your home that provides enough space for players to easily throw darts without worrying about damaging walls or any surrounding objects. Dartboards can be placed in basements, spare rooms, or even gardens. Therefore, carefully measure the available space in your home. Are you ready? You can call your friends to set up and play together.
Below is a video on how to mount the dartboard, please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.