My personal answer is this – it smells like you spent hours relaxing on it. However, many people believe differently and think it’s all part of their favorite memory. That’s why you get the creaking noises when you sit down! Others believe that it’s just another material used to make the chair. To understand why does my bean bag chair smell? Let’s examine each question.
Why does my bean bag chair smell like you? If your personal memory includes childhood memories spent lazing around with a drink in one hand and a plate in the other while listening to the stereo, then you have got it! Bean bag chairs and similar pieces of furniture are made of a unique material called polyurethane or PU.
The material itself is an extremely hard and durable fabric that, when woven together with “seamless” seams (no visible seam lines), creates the unique pattern, color and texture of these pieces.
But the material is not the only thing that creates the unique scent of a bag chair or other such furniture. In fact, the smell of these items can be produced by any number of things, such as particles of food, dander, and even bacteria! While some people might shudder at the thought of their pets producing an odor, it is true. Dogs, in particular, produce an awful smell when they are dirty, so it is quite common for their waste to linger in a bag chair, especially if the bag is not cleaned regularly.
Some people wonder if the material of the bag chair is what makes it smell, but the answer is no. It’s the production process. Bean bags and similar bean bag chairs are made in the same way – in factories with very high temperatures and pressure being used to manufacture them. This is a very labor-intensive process, and it means that the material used is of a very high quality. In fact, many people mistakenly think that the bag chairs smell because they have poor manufacturing, but that is definitely not the case.
The production of a bag chair involves many steps, including the filling of the bag with stuffing, the forming of the legs and arms, the stitching of which, if it is properly done, will stay together and last a long time, the priming of the stuffing, the creating of the head and even the eyes.
The smell comes from the chemical reactions that go on during these steps. The smell is also caused by the moisture that is contained within the bag – a natural occurrence since we are speaking of a bag chair – and by the natural chemical properties of the stuffing and the different textures that are created as the chair is made. It is a lot like how furniture is put together in a factory.
While the chair is going through all these steps, elements such as glue, heat and moisture are continuously being used, causing the material to come into contact with each other and to react with one another.
Bean bag chairs do not smell because they are made out of material that contains chemicals, although some do have an unpleasant odor associated with them. The problem lies in the fact that the smell is caused when the stuffing, sleeves and other parts are not well taken care of.
This means that if you clean your bag chair every once in a while (as you should), you can avoid the problems that lead to that smell. It is certainly possible to maintain the good smell that is associated with your bag chair, although you might find that it needs a little more attention and maintenance than you currently give it.