Square Footage Calculator

Square Footage
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Area to Calculate: Rectangle

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Calculator Use

Use this calculator to find the square footage, square yardage or square meters for a building, home, garden or construction project. Calculate square footage, yardage or meters for landscape, flooring, carpet, or tiling projects to estimate area and the amount of material you will need.  Also calculate the cost of materials when you enter the price per square foot, price per square yard or price per square meter.

If you want to calculate volume of bulk materials such as mulch or gravel you should use our calculator for cubic yards and cubic meters.

Enter measurements in US units or metric units.  Calculate area from your measurements in inches (in), feet (ft), yards (yd), millimeters (mm), centimeters (cm), or meters (m).  You can also enter decimal values. For example, if you have one measurement that is 7'3" you can enter that as 7.25 feet. If you have a measurement of 245 cm you can also enter that as 2.45 m.

How to Calculate Square Footage

Square footage is area expressed in square feet.  Likewise, square yardage is area expressed in square yards.  Square meters is also a common measure of area.

Assume you have a rectangular area such as a room and, for example, you want to calculate the square footage area for flooring or carpet.

The way to calculate a rectangular area is by measuring the length and width of your area then multiplying those two numbers together to get the area in feet squared (ft2).  If you have on odd shaped area, such as an L-shape, split it into square or rectanglualar sections and treat them as two separate areas.  Calculate the area of each section then add them together for your total. If your measurements are in different units, say feet and inches, you can first convert those values to feet, then multiply them together to get the square footage of the area.

  1. Measure
    • Measure your area
  2. Convert all of your measurements to feet
    • If you measured in feet skip to step 3
    • If you measured in feet & inches, divide inches by 12 and add that to your feet measure to get total feet
    • If you measured in another unit of measure, do the following to convert to feet
      • inches, divide by 12 and that is your measurement in feet
      • yards, multiply by 3 and that is your measurement in feet
      • centimeters, multiply by 0.03281 to convert to feet
      • meters, multiply by 3.281 to convert to feet
  3. Calculate
    • Calculate your area
    • If you are measuring a square or rectangle area, multiply length times width; Length x Width = Area.
    • For other area shapes, see formulas below to calculate Area (ft2) = Square Footage.

Convert among square inch, square foot, square yard and square meter

You could, for example, perform all of your measurements in inches or centimeters, calculate area in square inches or square centimeters then convert your final answer to the unit you need such as square feet or square meters.

To convert among square feet, yards and meters use the following conversion factors.  For other units use our calculator for area conversions.

  • Square Feet to Square Yards
    • multiply ft2 by 0.11111 to get yd2
  • Square Feet to Square Meters
    • multiply ft2 by 0.092903 to get m2
  • Square Yards to Square Feet
    • multiply yd2 by 9 to get ft2
  • Square Yards to Square Meters
    • multiply yd2 by 0.836127 to get m2
  • Square Meters to Square Feet
    • multiply m2 by 10.7639 to get ft2
  • Square Meters to Square Yards
    • multiply m2 by 1.19599 to get yd2

Square Footage Formulas and Images for Different Areas
Square square area Using measurements in feet:

Area (ft2) = 2 x Side Length
Rectangle rectangle area Using measurements in feet:

Area (ft2) = Length x Width
Rectangle
Border
rectangle area Using measurements in feet:

Inner Area (ft2) = Length x Width

Total Area (ft2) = (Length + (2 x Border Width)) x (Width + (2 x Border Width))

Area (ft2) = Total Area - Inner Area
Circle circle area Using measurements in feet:

Area (ft2) = Pi x (Diameter/2)^2

Pi = 3.14
Circle
Border
annulus area Using measurements in feet:

Outer Diameter = Inner Diameter + (2 x Border Width)

Outer Area (ft2)
= Pi x (Outer Diameter/2)^2

Inner Area (ft2)
= Pi x (Inner Diameter/2)^2

Area (ft2) = Outer Area - Inner Area

Pi = 3.14

Obviously, the Circle Border and Annulus are the same, just measured differently.
Annulus annulus area Using measurements in feet:

Outer Area (ft2)
= Pi x (Outer Diameter/2)^2

Inner Area (ft2)
= Pi x (Inner Diameter/2)^2

Area (ft2) = Outer Area - Inner Area

Pi = 3.14

Obviously, the Circle Border and Annulus are the same, just measured differently.
Triangle triangle area Using measurements in feet:

Area (ft2) = (1/4) x square root[ (a+b+c) x (b+c-a) x (c+a-b) x (a+b-c) ]
 

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