How to Convert Square Feet to Cubic Yards With a Carpet Calculator

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A carpet calculator will calculate your measurement in square feet and then change them into square yards. Carpet is typically sold in square yards. If you want to know how many cubic yards your room contains, you need an additional measurement outside of the carpet calculate. A square yard is the length times the width, where as a cubic yard is the length times the width times the height. So to convert square yards to cubic yards, you need to multiply your result by the height.

  • Enter your dimensions into the carpet calculator. If you have the measurements in feet, you can use your own calculator or find a link to an online calculator in Resources.

  • Click calculate. The results will show carpet in square yards.

  • Measure the height of the carpet if you want to know its cubic dimensions. If you want to know the volume of the room you're installing wall-to-wall carpet in, measure the floor-to-ceiling height.

  • Multiply the square yardage by the height from Step 3 to find the volume in cubic yards.

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