Convert square meter to square feet
Please provide values below to convert square meter [m^2] to square foot [ft^2], or vice versa.
Definition: The square meter, or square metre (symbol: m2), is an SI (International System of Units) derived unit of area. It is defined as the area of a square with side measures of one meter, where the meter is currently defined as the distance traveled by light in 1/299 792 458 of a second when expressed in the unit m·s-1, where the second is defined in terms of the cesium frequency, ΔνCs.
History/origin: Area is commonly represented in the form of a square with sides of a specific unit of length, written as "square" followed by the chosen unit of length. The square meter is one of many such units and is derived from the area of a square with sides of one meter.
Current use: The square meter is the SI unit of area, though it is considered an SI derived unit rather than an SI unit. It is most often used to measure land area such as rooms, houses, and large plots of land. As with other SI units, the standard prefixes can be applied to the square meter to signify decimal multiples. Examples of this include the square decameter, square hectometer, and square kilometer. However, these larger measurements are typically not used, as the square meter is already a fairly sizeable measurement, and these prefixes would be referring to large areas that are not commonly referenced. Note that the square meter and its multiples and submultiples are squared, making a square decameter 10,000 times the size of a square meter even though a decameter is 100 times the size of a meter.
Definition: A square foot (symbol: sq ft) is a unit of area used in the imperial and US customary systems (UCS). It is defined as the area of a square with one-foot sides. One square foot equals 144 square inches.
History/origin: The origin of the square foot can be seen in the term itself. It is a measurement derived from the area of a square with a side length measured in feet.
Current use: The square foot is mainly used in the United States but is also used to some extent in countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, and Hong Kong. In these countries, area in real estate, architecture, and of interior spaces is often specified in terms of square footage.
Square Meter to Square Foot Conversion Table
|Square Meter [m^2]
|Square Foot [ft^2]
How to Convert Square Meter to Square Foot
1 m^2 = 10.7639104167 ft^2
1 ft^2 = 0.09290304 m^2
Example: convert 15 m^2 to ft^2:
15 m^2 = 15 × 10.7639104167 ft^2 = 161.4586562506 ft^2