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What is a square meter?How to measure square meters?How to use our m2 calculatorHow to calculate the square meter of a room?Find square meters of a UFC ring with our calculatorFAQs

Understanding how to calculate square meters is essential for many projects, from home renovations to garden planning. Don't worry; we made this easy for you with our square meter calculator!

Use our m2 calculator to:

  • Find the square meter for a specific area;
  • Convert square feet to square meters; or
  • Check how many square feet are in a square meter.

Discover how big a square meter truly is and simplify your calculations with our easy-to-use tool. You can even use our calculator as a square foot to square meter converter! Read our article below to learn more about how to calculate square meters efficiently and accurately.

What is a square meter?

A square meter is a measurement used to calculate area. It is standard in many countries around the world. A square meter is a square with each side measuring one meter. This measurement helps to determine the size of the area of homes, gardens, and even fields. The unit for a square meter usually looks like this: m2 or .

For example, if you’re buying carpet or planning a garden, knowing the square meter of the area tells you exactly how much material you’ll need.

Have you ever wondered how big a square meter is? One square meter is about the same size as a large beach towel! So, next time you think of a square meter, picture that towel spread out on your floor, or use our m2 calculator.

How to measure square meters?

It is quite easy to find the square meter of a square or rectangular space.

First, you need to measure the length and width of the area in meters. For example, if you’re measuring a room, use a tape measure to determine how long and wide it is. Then, multiply these two numbers together.

For instance, if your room is 4 meters long and 3 meters wide, it would be 12 square meters. A square meter calculator can make this easier by doing the math for you.

🙋 If you’re curious about how many square feet are in a square meter, the answer is approximately 10.76. This can be useful when comparing different units of measurement.

How to use our m2 calculator

Using our square meter calculator is easy and intuitive. Just follow these steps:

  1. Choose the shape of the area you want to measure - square, rectangle, circle, triangle, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, or custom.
  2. Select your preferred unit for each measurement. You can even mix units like centimeters, feet, or inches for different sides. Check out our length converter for more information on various units.
  3. Enter the required dimensions based on your chosen shape. For example, you should input the lengths, radius, or height.
  4. Our tool will show the square meters of your area.
  5. For custom shapes, enter the area in your chosen unit, such as square footage, and the result in square meters will appear.

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How to calculate the square meter of a room?

Let's calculate the area of a 3 m by 5 m room using our square meter calculator.

First, choose the rectangle shape option. Ensure you select meters as the unit for both sides. Then, input the length of side A as 3 meters and side B as 5 meters. After entering the dimensions, our calculator will automatically show the result as 15 square meters.

Find square meters of a UFC ring with our calculator

Ever wondered what is the size of a UFC ring? Let's find out using our square meter calculator! A full-size UFC ring is a regular octagon, with each side about 3.8 meters long. Here's how to calculate its area:

  1. Choose the octagon shape in our square meter calculator.
  2. Select meters as the unit for the side length.
  3. Enter the side length as 3.8.
  4. Watch the magic happen!

For those curious about the math, you can calculate the area of a regular octagon with the formula: Area = 2 × (1 + √2) × side². When you input 3.8 meters for the length, you get an impressive 69.72 square meters. That's a lot of space for adrenaline-filled fights! Check out our area converter to learn more about different units used to calculate area.


How many square meters are in a foot?

One square foot is approximately 0.093 m². To convert from square foot to square meter, multiply the square foot by 0.093 or use an online calculator/converter.

How do I calculate the square meters for different shapes?

To calculate square meters for different shapes, you will need to use the specific area formula for each shape. Here are some examples:

  • Rectangle - Multiply the length by the width;
  • Circle - Use the formula π × radius²; and
  • Octagon - Use the formula 2 × (1 + √2) × side length².

Our calculator simplifies these calculations for you!

What is the area of a 5 m by 2 m garden?

The area of a 5 m by 2 m garden is 10 square meters. To calculate this, you need to multiply the length by the width of the garden. In this case, multiplying 5 meters by 2 meters gives you 10 square meters.

How do I measure the square meter of a rectangular room?

To measure the square meter of a rectangular room:

  1. Measure the length of the room in meters.
  2. Measure the width of the room in meters.
  3. Multiply the length by the width.
  4. The result is the dimension of the room in square meters.

For example, if your room is 4 meters long and 3 meters wide, the area is:
4 × 3 = 12 m²

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