# square feet to square meters

This converter makes instant conversions from square feet (ft²) to square meters (m²). It also provides the conversion steps. To use the converter, please provide a value in the input field. The converter will begin making conversions as the values are being typed in.

### How many square meters in a square foot?

A square meter (m²) is a SI metric unit of area. A square foot (ft²) is a unit of area in the United States (US) customary systems of measurement as well as in the British imperial system. During the 1950s and 1960s, a square foot was declared to be exactly 0.09290304 square meters based on the international yard, which has its basis in the metric system. Based on the definition, there is exactly 0.09290304 square meters in a square foot.

### How to convert square feet to square meters

Since there are exactly 0.09290304 square meters in 1 square foot, the square foot to square meter conversion formula is:

m² = 0.09290304 × ft²

Thus, to convert from square feet to square meters, multiply a value in square feet by 0.09290304. For example, convert a room with size of 200 square feet to square meters:

200 ft² = 200 × 0.09290304 m² = 18.580608 m²