Bean Bag Filling Calculator

Created by Wei Bin Loo
Reviewed by Steven Wooding
Last updated: Jan 17, 2023

With this bean bag filling calculator, we aim to help you to calculate the number of bean bag fillers needed to fill in a bean bag.

We have written this article to help you understand what a bean bag is, what bean bag chair filling is, and how to calculate the number of bean bag fillers needed. We will also demonstrate some examples to help you understand the concept.

What is a bean bag? What are bean bag fillers?

A bean bag is a furniture that is made of a sealed fabric bag containing fillings made of PVC or polystyrene. Recently, bean bags have become a famous option for home and office furniture. This is because it not only has an aesthetic look but is also a very affordable option for most people.

How to calculate the bean bag fillings needed?

To create a bean bag, you first need to know the amount of bean bag chair filling you need. To understand the calculation, let's take the following bean bag as an example:

  • Length (l): 30cm;
  • Width (w): 30cm; and
  • Height (h): 40cm.

You can calculate the number of bean bag fillers needed in four steps:

  1. Determine the length (l) of the bean bag.

    The first step is to compute the length of the bean bag. In our example, the l of the bean bag is 30 cm.

  2. Determine the width (w) of the bean bag.

    Now, let's determine the width of the bean bag. The bean bag in our example has a w of 30 cm. If you are having trouble converting length into different units, please check out our length converter.

  3. Determine the height (h) of the bean bag.

    The third step is to determine the bean bag's height, which in our case, h is 40 cm. You can also check out our height calculator to understand more about this topic.

  4. Calculate the number of 1 kg bean bag fillers needed.

    Having the length, width, and height of the bean bag will help you to compute its volume. You can check out our volume calculator to understand more.

    The final step is to calculate the number of 1 kg bean bag fillers needed using the following formula:

    bean bag fillers needed = (l × w × h) / 50,000

    Hence, our bean bag will need 30 cm × 30 cm × 40 cm / 50,000 = 0.72 of 1 kg bean bag fillers.

FAQ

How do I calculate the bean bag filler needed for a bean bag?

You can calculate the bean bag fillers needed in four steps:

  1. Determine the length (l).

  2. Determine the width (w).

  3. Determine the height (h).

  4. Apply the bean bag fillers formula:

    bean bag fillers needed = (l × w × h) / 50,000

How many bean bag fillers are needed for a bean bag with 50 cm on all dimensions?

You will need about 2.5 1 kg bean bag fillers. You can calculate the bean bag filler needed by using this formula:

bean bag fillers needed = (l × w × h) / 50,000.

Can I work while sitting on a bean bag?

Yes, theoretically, you can work while sitting on a bean bag. However, it is not recommended for long hours working as a bean bag provides little support to your back.

What are bean bag fillings normally made of?

Bean bag fillers are typically made of PVC or polystyrene. This makes bean bags an aesthetic yet inexpensive furniture option.

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