Enter the total weight (lbs) and the total area (ft^2) into the Weight per Square Foot Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Weight per Square Foot. 

Weight per Square Foot Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Weight per Square Foot.

WSF = W / A

Variables:

  • WSF is the Weight per Square Foot (lbs/ft^2)
  • W is the total weight (lbs) 
  • A is the total area (ft^2) 

How to Calculate Weight per Square Foot?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Weight per Square Foot.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total weight (lbs). 
    • The total weight (lbs) is given as:: 300.
  2. Next, determine the total area (ft^2). 
    • The total area (ft^2) is provided as: 10.
  3. Finally, calculate the Weight per Square Foot using the equation above: 

WSF = W / A

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

WSF = 300 / 10 = 30.00 (lbs/ft^2)


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

total weight (lbs) = 200

total area (ft^2) = 20

Test your knowledge and check your answer with the calculator..

WSF = W / A = ?