Microfiber Cloths FOR. THE. WIN!
Microfiber cloths should be one of the main staples in your cleaning kit and are such an economical and green clean method for cleaning your whole home. The uses and benefits of microfiber cloths are numerous, beginning with the ability to clean just about anything. These cloths are ideal for both wet and dry jobs, and can pick up dirt and dust just as well as they can absorb liquid.
What is Microfiber?
The definition of “microfiber” is any fiber that is equal to or less than one denier—a measure of particle fineness where one unit of fiber weighs one gram for each 9000 meters. That means it’s about one percent of the diameter of a human hair, and about 5 percent of the diameter of a silk strand. An average microfiber cloth will include around 200,000 fibers per square inch, and the highest quality cloths will have split microfibers to allow the cloth to grab and hold dirt even more effectively, while also absorbing liquid.
Uses for Microfiber Cloths
The uses and benefits of microfiber cloths are numerous, beginning with the ability to clean just about anything.
They are the perfect option for dusting and cleaning surfaces without the need to use a traditional cloth treated with chemical cleaning spray, especially if you are concerned about the health and safety hazards of chemical cleaning products. Split microfiber can also be positively charged so it operates like a magnet to pick up negatively-charged dirt and dust particles. Traditional cloths or paper towels will often just push dirt and dust around, which means you just have more to clean on another surface later. It may look clean but we all know appearances are not always what they seem!
You can also use microfiber cloths for wet cleaning, and they make great cloths for removing dirt, grease, and other stains and spills. When wet, the fibers use a capillary vacuum force which pulls and traps the dirt, bacteria, moisture, and grease from the surface into the fibers leaving the surface residue free and squeaky clean! Unlike a paper towel that will break apart as you scrub, or a traditional cotton cloth that will just move the dirt around, microfiber cloth grabs the dirt and holds it in the towel. In many cases you can even use it without any added chemical cleaners, although that depends on the type of stain you are trying to remove. Used with our safe, chemical free cleaning products, you are doing everything in your power to be environmentally friendly and toxin free.
Microfiber’s absorbency means it’s a great cloth for cleaning windows and mopping up messes around the home. These cloths can hold up to seven times their own weight in liquid, so you get streak-free glass cleaning or a durable way to clean up spills. Microfiber picks up 99.9% of bacteria from any surface you are cleaning…using only water! Whether used wet or dry, microfiber is also a popular choice for cleaning cloths because it’s so easy to clean afterward. It’s machine-washable and reusable so you get environmentally-friendly benefits as well.