Polystyrene beads are made with air pockets, which give the “bouncy” effect of elasticity and comfort. Therefore over time and with constant use (from your body weight) the polystyrene loses some of its rebound memory. This is what constitutes the compression that you know as “bean bag sag”.
Because Ambient Lounge bean bag beads are smaller and denser, the sag is lessened – meaning you need less qty for topping up your bean bag to look and feel like new. Due to variable factors such as use, body weight, fabric it is hard to put an exact figure on the rate of compression. Old style “shapeless” bean bags are less noticeable than chairs or bean bags with form. Therefore it’s always more important to use higher quality beads in these type of bean bags.
Bean bags generally need topping up only once or twice when the polystyrene inside has compressed to the maximum. This is likely after around 6 months use. Followed by a further 6 months. It’s handy to store a top up funnlweb bag of beads in the attic or shed for when that time arrives.
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