Calculating Square Yards
Square yard calculations are required for estimating floor coverings, etc. To calculate square yards (SQYDS), multiply the length times the width, in feet and divide by 9. There are 9 square feet in a square yard.
To calculate the number of square yards in a 12′ x 16′ room:
(12 X 16) / 9 = 21.34 SQYDS