Bean Bag Refill Guide
Bean Bags from Comoda Bean Bag are delivered to you for free filled with beans. But, what if you did not purchase your bean bag from Comoda? What if the beans within your bean bag are already starting to lose its volume and you need to change it with a refill? In this write up, we have you covered every step of the way.
Step 1: Determining the Volume of your Bean Bag
Measure the length, width, and height of your bean bag. Record the reading in centimetres. In this example, we will use the measurements of 100 x 100 x 120 cm. To find out the volume of the bean bag, we simply have to multiply all the 3 measurements together. In this scenario, we would have 1,200,000 cm3 as the answer.
Step 2: Determining the Volume of Beans that you actually need
You definitely should not be purchasing beans to completely fill your bean bag till its brim. A bean bag is supposed to be slightly loosely fitted so that you can roll around while your snuggled in it till you reach your preferred position of comfort. Therefore, a safe gauge is to fill it up to just 80% of its maximum capacity. In this case, following the example we have made for ourselves, 80% of 1,200,000 cm3 would give us a requirement of 960,000 cm3 of bean bag refill.
Step 3: Understanding the Conversion in terms of litres
Bean bag refill in Singapore are sold in litres and kilograms. 1 litre of bean bag refills equates to 1,000 cm3.
Step 4: Some simple Calculations, and then you’re done!
Should your shop sell the bean bag refill in litres, you would require 960,000/1,000 = 960 litres to fill your 960,000 cm3 bean bag.
UNDERSTANDING THE CONVERSION
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) bean bag refill (the most popular option in Singapore) are usually sold in bags of 1 kg. Should the store you wish to go to sell them in a different denomination, do not worry as it does not matter. In this example, we will be take it that the bags are sold per kilogram (1 kg = 1 bag).
1 kg of EPS is typically equivalent to capacity amounting 50 to 60 litres. We shall use 50 litres as a gauge to be conservative.
We also have to know that 1 litre is equivalent to 1000 cm3
Just a recap of the above 3 paragraphs, here is the information we have now:
1 bag = 1 kg = 50 litres
and because 1 litre = 1000 cubic centimetres, 50 litres = 1000 x 50 = 50,000 cm3
So we know now that 1 bag of 1 kg beads is suitable for capacity that is 50,000 cm3
DETERMINING HOW MUCH REFILL IS NEEDED
Now here comes the easy part, which is also the final part. Simply divide the volume of your bean bag by 50,000, so that you can determine how many bags (each 1 kg) you will need.
In our above scenario, we would need to calculate:
181,675 / 50,000 = 3.6335 bags
Always round up the value. Therefore, it is extremely safe to say that we need 4 bags of 1 kg bean bag refill to comfortably fill up the Cubo Bean Bag by Masons Home Decor!