A common question from bean bag chairs owners is “Why has my bean bag chair gone flat?” Bean bags are a very comfortable piece of furniture. They take all the pressure off your back while you are relaxing in your favorite chair. Over time, your bean bag chair can start to deteriorate and lose its comfort because of wear and tear.
Most of the damage you will see on your chair will be to the plastic stuffing. The area that covers the inside of your bag will be extremely durable but the plastic will begin to deteriorate over time. The first thing you should look at when you notice your bag starting to flatten is if the plastic is starting to rip or tear. If it is, you can take some nylon spray and patch the area with some batting.
The area that the plastic touches will start to form holes over time as the bag begins to shrink. The holes will get bigger as the bag gets heavier. When the bag is sitting on top of a cushion, the bag will compress the cushion causing it to lose some of its elasticity. The same thing will happen if you are sitting in your bean bag chair on a hard surface such as carpet.
You may also hear sounds of creaking or whimpers coming from under the bag. This is usually caused by the bag hitting a hard surface. This can also happen when the bag is stored improperly. The best thing to do is store your bean bag on a horizontal surface like a table. If you have it in a vertical storage case, you can help it from moving by putting it on the floor.
Another common question from owners of bean bag chairs is “Why does my bag chair look flat?” The most common reason is that the airbag has stopped expanding and contracting. There is an internal mechanism in most bean bag chairs that keeps the bag from moving around too much. This mechanism allows the bag to maintain its shape for longer periods of time.
How can I add a little more life to my bag? One simple way to do this is to use a hair dryer to dry your bag. The heat of the dryer will expand the foam in the bag making it slightly less flat. The drying of the bag will cause the foam to expand and become more flat. Keep this in mind the next time you ask “Why has my bag chair went flat?”