The types of cloths that you use at your business can make a big difference in the cleanliness and efficiency of your store or company. While there are many different options out there, perhaps one of the most effective and efficient available is the microfiber cloth. These cloths are a revolutionary and simple way to get an effective level of clean no matter what the task.
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. 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.
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. Untreated cotton cloths will often just push dirt and dust around, which means you just have more to clean on another surface later.
You can also use microfiber cloths for wet cleaning, and they make great cloths for removing dirt, grease, and other stains and spills. 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.
Microfiber’s absorbency means it’s a great cloth for cleaning windows and mopping up messes around the house and business. 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, eliminating the need to use disposable items and contribute to landfill waste.
Whether used wet or dry, microfiber is also a popular choice for cleaning cloths because it’s so easy to clean afterward. You can rinse out dirt and dust or wash the cloth in soapy water after more difficult cleaning jobs. It’s machine-washable and reusable so you get environmentally-friendly benefits as well.