Microfiber seems to be everywhere in the cleaning space lately- but what exactly is it and is it worth using?
Microfiber is a blend of microscopic polyester and polyamide (nylon) fibers. They are woven together to create a hook-like surface that can trap dust, allergens, and dirt better than a traditional rag or paper towel. Manufacturers can alter the characteristics of the fibers including length, size, and shape depending on the type of end product they’re producing.
Microfiber cloths have a slight positive charge which helps attract the negatively charged dust and dirt particles. Here are some other reasons why cleaning with microfiber might be the right choice for you:
- Reusable: Reduce your waste contribution by reusing instead of throwing away paper towels each time you clean.
- Color-Coding: You have the ability to color-code your towels with the cleaning product you’re using. This eliminates confusion and makes it fun to have your cleaning space organized.
- Durable: Choose a high-quality microfiber that will withstand hundreds of wash cycles and outlast traditional rags.
- Absorbent: The fibers have the ability to hold up to seven times their weight in water which makes them highly effective in picking up spills.
- Hygienic: The hook-like surface of the cloth grabs onto bacteria on surfaces instead of pushing it around like traditional towels do.
- Non-abrasive: Many micro-fiber cloths are lint-free and will not scratch the surfaces they’re being used on.
With all of these pros to microfiber you be wondering what are the cons? The only “catch” when cleaning with microfiber is to be sure to wash them separately from other laundry when you’re done cleaning. Wash in cold water with a regular detergent and no fabric softener. This final tip will protect your investment and keep your microfiber towels in good shape for years to come!
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