When measuring an area that you want to be covered such as a wall that you want to place plant walls on or flooring area that you need tiled, or even a splashback, you're going to have to work out the number of square metres to figure out how much material you need.

## How to calculate square metres?

Generall the space that you would be calculating the square metres for would be a flat square surface, if it is not square then you would need to try and break the total area down by different square sections and working out each total square metre by adding each of the calculated square metre blocks together, to measure out the area you will definitely need a tape measure handy.

To calculate square metre you will need to use a measuring tape and find out the length and width of the room.

## What's the formula to calculate square metres

The formula is quite simple it is the length multiplied by the width together to get the area of a room in square metres.

## What is 1sqm?

this is the abbreviation used for 1 square metre, so 1 sqm is the same as 1 square metre.

## What's the difference between meter and metres?

These two units of measure are the same, meters are used in America English whereas metres is used in British English. The same goes for the unit of area as square meters squared and square metres.

## Is there a difference between Metres squared and square metres?

Yes, there is a big difference between **Metres squared **and **S****quare Metres.** square metres is calculated by length multiplied by width whereas metres squared has the same length and width.

1 metres squared is 1 metre by length and 1 metre by width, and hence is 1 square metre

3 metres squared is 3 metre length multiplied by 3 metre width which is 9 square metres.

whereas, 3 square metres could be 1 metre length multiplied by 3 metres width which is 3 sqm, it's very confusing but you can see that this is not the same as 3 metres squared.

so when someone states "**metre square**" rather than "**metre squar ed**" we will always double-check to make sure whether they mean square metre or metres squared.

## How do I calculate square metres to square feet?

let's discuss different metric conversions, 1 square metre is the equivalent to 10.764 square foot, so to covert the square metre to square feet multiply the area value by 10.764. for example, 3 sqm is 3x10.764 which is 32.2917 square feet you can reduce the number of digits because after the first digit usually the rest are not significant digits.

## How do I calculate square metres to square yards?

1 square metre is the equivalent to 1.19599 square yards, so to covert the square metre to square feet multiply the area value by 1.19599. for example, 3 sqm is 3x1.19599 which is 3.58797 square yards you can reduce the number of digits because after the first digit usually the rest are not significant digits.

## How do I calculate square metres to square kilometres?

1000 square metre is the equivalent to 0.001 square kilometres, but in renovations, we should never talk about square kilometres as this is too large of an area, it is usually only used by large developers that are buying large parcels of land. Also square miles will not be used either so we won't discuss how to convert sqm to square miles.