Convert Feet to Millimeters
Learn How to Convert Feet to Millimeters Using our Conversion Formula
Converting a foot length measurement to a millimeter measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A foot is equal to 304.8 millimeters, so to convert simply multiply by 304.8.
For example, 5' = (5 × 304.8) = 1,524mm.
Our inch fraction calculator can add feet and millimeters together and it also automatically converts the results to both imperial and metric values.
Feet and millimeters are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. A foot is an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as ft, for example 1ft. A millimeter is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as mm, for example 1mm. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.
Millimeter is spelled millimetre internationally, and it is equal in length to .1 centimeters, 1000 micrometers, or 5/127 inch. They are represented by the smallest ticks on most metric rulers. To get a reference point of the size, the thickness of a dime is 1.35mm.
The foot has been used throughout history to measure length but the actual length varied. In the US it has always been equal to 12 inches and 1/3 of a yard. The standard 12" ruler can be used to measure a foot. In 1959 the world agreed that the yard would be equal to .9144 meters, hence a foot is equal to .3048 meters. In some cases you may need a linear footage measurement, which is simply the value of a length in feet, learn more.
We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs. If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers which include both imperial and metric measurements.
More Length Conversions
- Convert to Miles Length
- 1' is equal to 0.000189 miles
- Convert to Yards Length
- 1' is equal to 0.333333 yards
- Convert to Inches Length
- 1' is equal to 12 inches
- Convert to Kilometers Length
- 1' is equal to 0.000305 kilometers
- Convert to Meters Length
- 1' is equal to 0.3048 meters
- Convert to Centimeters Length
- 1' is equal to 30.48 centimeters
- Convert to Micrometers Length
- 1' is equal to 304,800 micrometers
- Convert to Nanometers Length
- 1' is equal to 304,800,000 nanometers
Foot Measurements and Equivalent Millimeter Conversions