# Measure Square Footage Beautiful

**Square footage is a measurement of an area expressed in square feet unit of measurement.**

**Measure square footage**. The next step in how to calculate square footage is to plug your measurements into the square footage formula. This yields a product called the area which is expressed in square feet or square inches if you are calculating a much smaller space such as a dollhouse. The area of a square is the space contained within a set of lines.

Next find the square footage of each square and rectangle by multiplying its length by width. Alternatively even if a person plans to paint their house themselves measuring square footage can yield accurate estimates of the amount of paint required. L x w a in square feet to find square feet multiply the length measurement in feet by the width measurement in feet.

Square footage is calculated by multiplying width by length or width by height. Finally add up all the individual square footages to get the square footage of the entire space. Then measure the length and width of each individual square and rectangle.

Typically in the us feet and inches are used for measuring. For other area shapes see formulas below to calculate area ft 2 square footage. Measure square corp strives to be a provider of world class measure estimating technology and vigorous customer service by responding promptly to our clients to ensure they achieve their expected results.

Divide each figure by 12 to get feet measurement. To measure square footage start by dividing the space you re trying to measure into even squares and rectangles. These lines should be measured in feet ft for square footage calculations and if needed converted to inches in yards yd centimetres cm millimetres mm and metres m.

If you are measuring a square or rectangle area multiply length times width. When painting a house installing flooring or building a home the square footage of the property is often used to determine cost or materials to be used. While each geometrical figure has a different formula for calculating its area most rooms have an approximately rectangular shape.