Hi All! I have a custom built stripper pole in my miving room
When family comes over I simply detatch the pole from the stage and tuck it under my couch. I would highly recommend that you go to a professional pole class and they can usually set you up with their vendor, or in my case, my instructor's husband owned a construction company and built me one.
If you can, spend the money on a brass pole. They are sturdy, not too slim or too wide, and they will last you forever if you take care of them.
I also only recommend two types of installations...A stage set up like I have (it's a 4' by 4' black wood stage with a plexyglass top and an 8' pole that screws into the bottm of the structure) or a ceiling to floor model (you secure a bracket with a swivel attachmenet to a beam in the ceiling and you cut out a cirlce the width of your pole in your floor - that way you can slide the pole into the ceiling at an angle and then screw it ino the floor without damaging the pole or your floor, be it carpet or wood, etc.).
I dropped from a size 6 to a size 2 in one month of pole exercise! I am happy to answer any questions if you have them