Enter the total floor area (ft^2) and the capacity per unit of area (lb/ft^2) into the Floor Weight Capacity Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Floor Weight Capacity.

## Floor Weight Capacity Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Floor Weight Capacity.

FC = FA * CPA

Variables:

• FC is the Floor Weight Capacity (lbs)
• FA is the total floor area (ft^2)
• CPA is the capacity per unit of area (lb/ft^2)
• The average wood floor will hold 8-10 lb/ft^2.

## How to Calculate Floor Weight Capacity?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Floor Weight Capacity.

Example Problem #1:

1. First, determine the total floor area (ft^2).
• The total floor area (ft^2) is given as:: 1200.
2. Next, determine the capacity per unit of area (lb/ft^2).
• The capacity per unit of area (lb/ft^2) is provided as: 25.
3. Finally, calculate the Floor Weight Capacity using the equation above:

FC = FA * CPA

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

FC = 1200 * 25 = 30,000 (lbs)

Example Problem #2:

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

total floor area (ft^2) = 1000

capacity per unit of area (lb/ft^2) = 30