The Right Dartboard Height and Dartboard Distance [Revised in 2022]

There are some rules about dartboard mounting measurements. You can’t just use a random dartboard height. Maybe they don’t seem too important for home use, but if you mount your dartboard at home with the wrong measurements, you will get used to them after a while.

You might want to go outside to throw some darts and brag about your new skills, and when you confront the regulated mounted dartboard, your hand, eye, and brain will need time to adjust. There will be a lot strayed darts, and maybe some blushing. Make sure to get your setup right!

Dartboard Measurement - Dartboard Height and Distance

The other, a maybe more important reason to follow these mounting dimensions is that darting is a game with history. And it has evolved through time, so the current measurements are the result of a lot of trials and errors, and they represent the most comfortable and safe way to play darts.

So, now that we have convinced you to mount your dartboard properly, we will tell you how to do it.

The dartboard is 18 inches in diameter. It is about 1.5 inches thick. The center of it is called bull.

What’s the right dartboard height from the floor?

The dartboard should be mounted on a wall, or another vertical surface, so that the center of the dartboard is exactly 5 feet 8 inches away from the floor. It is an approximate eye level of a six-foot man. The scoreboard can be placed on either side.

It is highly recommended that you have some sort of protection on the wall behind because rogue darts can cause damage. Also, mounting next to the windows, TV sets, or anything breakable is not recommended. By that, we mean- avoid completely.

Dart mats are a good way to protect the darts because bounce-outs happen, and darts can suffer damage if they hit hard concrete or tiles.Another thing that’s good about the dartboard mats is that they have the Oche (throwing line) marked.

If you want to mark the Oche yourself, you will have to follow the guidelines depending on the type of darts that you want to throw.

What is the right dartboard distance from the wall?

  • If you are using steel tip darts, the dartboard distance from the wall to the Oche needs to be 7 feet, 9.25 inches.
  • If you want to measure diagonally, the distance from the center of the board to the Oche has to be 9 feet.
  • If you are using soft tip darts, the distance from the wall to the Oche need to be 8 feet.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the dartboard distance from the wall in cm ?

According to the UK Darts Association, the dartboard has to be 236.86 cm away from the wall when you’re playing with steel tip darts.

How far do I have to be when throwing darts?

As long as your feet are behind the Oche, you can throw the dart from how far you’d like. If you’re using a dart mart, it should have the Oche marked.

How thick are dartboards?

A standard dartboard is about 1 and half inches thick. This helps the dart stick to the dartboard as long as it was thrown with the right amount of force and at the right angle.

How wide is a darts Oche?

Most oches are about 2 feet wide. However, they are about 5 feet wide for stage events like the PDC events.


Now that we have supplied you with these facts, you can do the easy work of mounting the dartboard. Remember to move the oche 0.75 feet if you decide to switch between steel and soft tip darts. At least you don’t have to worry about changing the dartboard height!

Mike Stephenson

Mike Stephenson Hello, darts enthusiasts! My name is Mike, and I am the person behind I enjoy playing darts with my mates and generally having a good time. Here I share everything that I learn about darts.

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