# Kilograms Per Square Meter to Pounds Per Square Foot Conversion

Enter the pressure in kilograms per square meter below to get the value converted to pounds per square foot.

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## How to Convert Kilograms Per Square Meter to Pounds Per Square Foot

To convert a kilogram per square meter measurement to a pound per square foot measurement, multiply the pressure by the conversion ratio. One kilogram per square meter is equal to 0.204816 pounds per square foot, so use this simple formula to convert:

The pressure in pounds per square foot is equal to the kilograms per square meter multiplied by 0.204816.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 kilograms per square meter to pounds per square foot using the formula above.

Kilograms per square meter and pounds per square foot are both units used to measure pressure. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## Kilograms Per Square Meter

One kilogram per square meter is the pressure of equal to one kilogram-force per square meter.

The kilogram per square meter is a non-SI metric unit for pressure. A kilogram per square meter is sometimes also referred to as a kilogram per square metre or kilogram-force per meter square. Kilograms per square meter can be abbreviated as *kgf/m²*, for example 1 kilogram per square meter can be written as 1 kgf/m².

In formal expressions, the slash, or solidus (/), is used to separate units used to indicate division in an expression.^{[1]}

The unit is deprecated and not permitted for use with SI units.

Kilograms per square meter can be expressed using the formula:

1 kgf/m^{2} = 1 kgfm^{2}

Pressure in kilograms per square meter are equal to the kilogram-force divided by the area in square meters.

## Pounds Per Square Foot

One pound per square foot is the pressure of equal to one pound-force per square foot.

The pound per square foot is a US customary and imperial unit of pressure. Pounds per square foot can be abbreviated as *psf*, for example 1 pound per square foot can be written as 1 psf.

PSF can be expressed using the formula:

1 psf = 1 lbfft^{2}

Pressure in pounds per square foot are equal to the pound-force divided by the area in square feet.

## Kilogram Per Square Meter to Pound Per Square Foot Conversion Table

Kilograms Per Square Meter | Pounds Per Square Foot |
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1 kgf/m² | 0.204816 psf |

2 kgf/m² | 0.409633 psf |

3 kgf/m² | 0.614449 psf |

4 kgf/m² | 0.819265 psf |

5 kgf/m² | 1.0241 psf |

6 kgf/m² | 1.2289 psf |

7 kgf/m² | 1.4337 psf |

8 kgf/m² | 1.6385 psf |

9 kgf/m² | 1.8433 psf |

10 kgf/m² | 2.0482 psf |

11 kgf/m² | 2.253 psf |

12 kgf/m² | 2.4578 psf |

13 kgf/m² | 2.6626 psf |

14 kgf/m² | 2.8674 psf |

15 kgf/m² | 3.0722 psf |

16 kgf/m² | 3.2771 psf |

17 kgf/m² | 3.4819 psf |

18 kgf/m² | 3.6867 psf |

19 kgf/m² | 3.8915 psf |

20 kgf/m² | 4.0963 psf |

21 kgf/m² | 4.3011 psf |

22 kgf/m² | 4.506 psf |

23 kgf/m² | 4.7108 psf |

24 kgf/m² | 4.9156 psf |

25 kgf/m² | 5.1204 psf |

26 kgf/m² | 5.3252 psf |

27 kgf/m² | 5.53 psf |

28 kgf/m² | 5.7349 psf |

29 kgf/m² | 5.9397 psf |

30 kgf/m² | 6.1445 psf |

31 kgf/m² | 6.3493 psf |

32 kgf/m² | 6.5541 psf |

33 kgf/m² | 6.7589 psf |

34 kgf/m² | 6.9638 psf |

35 kgf/m² | 7.1686 psf |

36 kgf/m² | 7.3734 psf |

37 kgf/m² | 7.5782 psf |

38 kgf/m² | 7.783 psf |

39 kgf/m² | 7.9878 psf |

40 kgf/m² | 8.1927 psf |

## References

- National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST Guide to the SI, Chapter 6: Rules and Style Conventions for Printing and Using Units, https://www.nist.gov/pml/special-publication-811/nist-guide-si-chapter-6-rules-and-style-conventions-printing-and-using