# HOw Do I Convert Cubic Yards Into Square Feet?

This can be very tricky to do as you are dealing with 2D and 3D quantities. Many people argue that you cannot accurately do this calculation, although there are some schools of thought which offer a rather complicated conversion.

It can still be difficult to get the correct conversion however, so the best advice is to try and take the measures from the outset in square feet. If you are not familiar with this type of measurement, it is probably worth asking for help from a builder. A builder will be familiar with working in square feet and should have no problem measuring a room or floor for you.

You may be able to get a measurement for free if you ask the builder to draw up a quote for the work. Most builders will offer a no fee quote, and will usually include the measurements they have priced to do the job.

Even if you do not employ the builder, you will now know what your measurements are in square feet and will not need to attempt the difficult conversion. If you are in need of other conversion charts, many can be found online. Head to a search engine such as Google and type in the specific conversion chart you are looking for and you should be presented with a number of results.
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Cubic yards are units for volume whereas square feet are units for area.
To convert them to square feet, we need to do a two-step calculation:

1st Step:

Converting cubic yards into cubic feet.

1 cubic yard equals 27 cubic feet.
So an y number of yards would equal 27y cubic feet.

2nd Step:
Formula for volume is:
V = area x height
Area is in square units and height in units. Together they give the volume in cubic units (as the unit is cubed).
So, it makes sense that to convert a volume into an area, you just have to remove the height from it:

V = area x height
area = volume/height

The answer would be the area with the units square feet.
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