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Bean Bag Foam Stuffing & Crumb Foam For Pillows

Ideal for bean bags, pet beds, and cushion filling, GB Foam Direct’s new luxury foam crumb blends are the best in the UK.

Made from specialist blends of the finest fire retardant foam crumb. You can choose between some of the purest high-density foam online. We have used our 40 years’ experience to create blends that work well for specific products.

How Much Foam Do You Need For Your BeanBag?

When buying a brand-new beanbag, you are usually told the exact capacity in cubic feet. As a rule of thumb, you will require 1kg of foam filling for each cubic foot; so, a bean bag that has a capacity of 10 cu ft will need 10kg of our bean bag filling. This is just a rough guide as bean bag firmness preferences are different to each user. If you like a nice firm bean bag we would suggest ordering a little more foam than the calculator recommends.

If you do not know the capacity of your beanbag if you measure the bag and input the details into our handy calculator below it will work out the volume in cubic feet and give you a recommendation of how much foam you will need.

Beanbag Filling Calculator - How Much Foam Do You Need

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Measure & Enter Foam Size To Work Out How Many Kilograms of Foam You Need

Carefully measure your beanbag and enter the size in inches, feet, millimeters, centimeters or metres. Enter these details into our instant calculator below to find out exactly how much foam crumb you need. Please note, if you want your beanbag to be firmer add a little on top of the calculated results.

Enter Dimensions (numbers only) in the boxes below:

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Foam Bean Bag Filling – How To Make A Bean Bag

Beanbag Foam Crumb Foam

Everybody loves bean bags! They’re perfect for slouching on and look great in almost any room. If you’re looking to integrate a bean bag into your home, why not consider making your own using our foam bean bag filling? You could always buy a pre-made one, but for a truly personal touch, nothing beats making your own. It’s also much more fun.

Using Foam Bean Bag Filling To Make Your Bean Bag

One of the most important things about a bean bag is how comfortable it is. Traditional bean bags use polystyrene balls as bean bag filling. Whilst relatively effective, there is an even more comfortable solution.

Here at GB Foam Direct, we stock foam crumb which can be used for a variety of purposes. One of the most popular applications of foam crumb is bean bag filling.

Foam crumb is essentially a crumbled version of the same high-quality foam we use in many of our products. It’s a great alternative to traditional bean bag filling!

We offer three different types of foam crumb including, high-density mixed colour foam crumb, pure memory foam crumb and a mixed bag of the two. You’re of course welcome to use any of these for foam bean bag filling, however for the most effective results we’d recommended our 50/50 mixed bag.

Once you’ve decided which foam bean bag filling you’d prefer, go ahead and place your order. Providing that you’ve made your order before 11:00 AM Monday – Thursday we’ll try to have your order to you by the next working day. This means that you won’t have to wait long to create your very own bean bag.

Making A Bean Bag Using Foam Bean Bag Filling – What You’ll Need

Before you start making your bean bag, you’ll need a few things. Firstly, you’ll need your foam bean bag filling from GB Foam Direct.

You’ll also need, approximately four meters of a durable cotton fabric of your choice, a sewing machine, Velcro, scissors, an iron, a pencil, a measuring tape and a circular template to draw around (a circular coffee table perhaps).


First, sew Velcro to the top of one 90cm x 50cm rectangular piece of fabric and to the bottom of another rectangular 90cm x 50cm piece of fabric. Then stick these together in order to create a 90cm x 90cm square. Place this piece of fabric onto the floor and use your circular template to cut a circle with a diameter of approximately 85cm.

Next, you’ll need to cut out a rectangular piece of material as long as the circumference of your circular base. After this, you’ll need to sew together the short side of your rectangular piece of material in order to create a cylindrical shape. Make 10 – 20cm long concertina folds in the top of the cylinder and bring together one end of the edges. This will form the top of the beanbag. Sew the concertina folds and the finishing result should be a cylinder with a bunched top. When you’re done, pin together the open end of your cylinder to the circular Velcro base.

After this, you’ll need to sew the base and sides together, at this point the material should be inside out. Once you’ve finished sewing, you can turn it back the correct way. Finally, all you need to do is take your foam bean bag filling and fill the case up. Unlike regular polystyrene balls, foam bean bag filling is much easier to pour into bean bag covers. Once the bean bag is full, simply seal it using the velcro.

Why Choose GB Foam For Your Foam Cut To Size?

Our factory is equipped with the latest CNC cutting technology and throughout the years we have employed the most talented freehand foam cutters in the industry. Many members of the team have worked for the company for several decades and their attention to detail and quality control is something that only comes with years of knowledge and experience.

We have many customers who started with us in 1976 and are still working with us today, which we like to think reflects on our vision to be the most dynamic foam converter in our industry. For us no job is too big or too small. We offer the same level of service and delivery whether you are a retail customer ordering one piece of foam from home, or a large manufacturer ordering daily.

GB Foam Celebrating 40 Years in Business
40 Years In BUsiness

GB Foam have been offering foam cut to size from our factory since 1976.

Foam Made In The UK
Hand Made In The UK

We employ the most talented freehand foam cutters in the industry.

Foam Made In The UK
ISO 9001 Quality

Our team work to the ISO 9001 quality standards to guarantee only the best

Super Fast Foam Delivery
Super Fast Delivery

All orders placed before 11:00am will be despatched for next working day delivery

5 Year Foam Guarantee
5 Year Guarantee

Our foam comes with a 5 year guarantee against faults in manufacture.

Flame Retardant Foam
Flame Retardant

Our entire range of foam exceed UK safety and flammability standards.

Crumb Foam – Why Buy From GB Foam Direct?

Crumb Foam Crumb

Crumb foam is perfect for a variety of purposes. Many people like to use crumb foam for stuffing cushions and bean bags. It can also be used for other purposes such as for stuffing toys, pet beds, poufs, garden furniture, and packaging.

What is Crumb Foam?

Foam crumb from GB Foam Direct, as the name suggests, is a crumbled form of the same high-quality foam we use in many applications. Here at GB Foam Direct, we offer bags of foam crumb in three different varieties. These include –

  • High-Density Mixed Colour Foam Crumb
  • Pure Memory Foam Crumb
  • Ultimate Bean Bag Filling – a 50/50 mix of the two.

Many people like to use crumb foam for bean bag filling. Conventionally polystyrene beads are used for stuffing bean bags. However, many people are beginning to realise the practical benefits of using foam crumb in place of polystyrene beans. Foam crumb is far more comfortable than polystyrene beads for example. It offers the same benefits that high-density foam or memory foam does, except it’s in a crumbled form and can be used in a more versatile manner.

Crumb Foam From GB Foam Direct is the Best Choice

We only use new foam to create our crumb foam here at GB Foam Direct. It’s exactly the same type of fire retardant foam that you can purchase directly from us in full form. From a professional standpoint, we believe it’s important to only use brand new materials in everything that we sell; we’ve never used second-hand foam and never will.

Some companies, don’t follow this same practice. In fact, we’ve learned that some foam suppliers use second-hand mattress foam in their foam crumb. The same foam that most likely was slept on for years by a total stranger is being crumbled up and resold to consumers. We’re all for being eco-friendly here at GB Foam Direct (just take a look at our environmental policy), but to us, reusing old mattresses for crumb foam doesn’t sound very hygienic.

Don’t get us wrong, recycling is great, although, it needs to be done in the correct manner. The amount we perspire varies between each individual, however, everybody sweats. Naturally, some of this will be lost within the mattresses foam when sleeping. This generally happens with most mattresses, and for most of us, it’s not a problem so long as you keep your sheets clean. Purchasing crumb foam that contains sweat from a stranger, however, is a different story. It’s not hygienic and not something which you want to be using to stuff various items with.

Know Where Your Crumb Foam Has Come From

The best thing to do in order to avoid situations such as these is to enquire regarding the origins of your crumb foam. Some foam suppliers will repurpose used foam as a means to save money and offer their products at a discounted rate. On face value, a cheap bag of crumb foam seems great, but make sure you know where it’s coming from. We at GB Foam Direct only use brand new foam in order to create our foam crumb, so you can rest assured that there will be no nasty surprises with your order. We’re also priced extremely competitively especially considering the quality of our foam. Take a look for yourself at the foam crumb which we have on offer.

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