How To Fill A Bean Bag
Refilling your bean bag is an incredibly quick and straightforward process. Follow these steps to ensure no beans are left spilling all over your floor.
- Pull the zipper mechanism on the outside of the bean bag to unzip it;
- Place the new refills inside your existing or new bean bag cover.
And that's it; you're good to go. We've designed this process for the everyday user who doesn’t have time to hoover up beans that have spilt everywhere.
What is our bean bag filling made from?
Our bean bag filling is made from Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) beads. They're not the styrofoam that you might see in standard delivery packaging.
The beads are created with a small amount of gas which then enables them to establish elasticity and flexibility. It's a lot of smart science and manufacturing that goes on behind the scenes to ensure your bean bag filling remains comfortable and, most importantly, safe.
How do bean bag fillings work?
A question many people often wonder is how a bean bag’s moulding and expansive properties actually work.
The gas mentioned above is heated, causing the beads to expand up to 35x their original shape and size. Computers do all the clever maths and calculate the correct amount of beads required for cooking and ensure they're all suitable for their purpose. Overcooked beans become hard and useless. The whole process takes just a few minutes, and the transformation of the beads from small to large leaves them with a lovely air cushion making them comfy for us to sprawl out on.
Can you use other materials to fill a bean bag?
If you wanted to, you could put a lot of other things inside your bean bag to fill it. However, it wouldn’t be any way near as comfortable, and it may end up puncturing your bean bag from the inside out.
We therefore don’t recommend you put anything other than virgin EPS bean bag filling inside your bag.
Are bean bag fillings environmentally friendly?
Some EPS fillings can be made from recycled plastics like used water bottles and cups, meaning they’re doing their bit for the environment.
Some beads are also manufactured using newly created EPS, so it's likely your bean bag filling uses a combination of the two.
Due to their compactable properties, transport considerations are relatively low as deliveries can fit a lot of product into a small space with little weight.