I have yet to find a customer purchase a micro-fiber cloth or mop and dislike it. Some people do not really know what they are so I am adding this post to help you a bit.
First in layman's terms:
MicroFiber has turned into a household name. The worst part is items like a micro-fiber shirt. OK, that just means it is polyester and polymer or nylon. Keep in mind that the composition of the fibers is the most important part and what really make a true micro fiber a micro fiber. True Micro Fibers can hold much more water and dirt than standard cotton fibers. They also have more cleaning surface than cotton fibers. This results in better cleaning effectiveness for the amount of energy you put into it. I say it this way because if you are want to be lazy or clean very fast without effort I cannot promise you that a Micro Fiber will help.
The biggest advantage with MicroFibers for cleaning is you need very little or NO chemicals to clean effectively. Just slightly dampen it and clean away. I like to use them dry for many dusting chores. (However, if you have dust allergies it is recommended that you do not dry dust. Use a natural dusting spray or get the microfiber wet and then wring out all the water you can) Last is their natural ability to absorb way more liquid than a Cotton or terry cloth; a 12x12 microfiber cloth will hold a cup of water. Try that with a terry towel of the same size.
How about a little more advancedinformation? Take a look at the illustration below. Some times pictures are worth a thousand words.
What is Microfiber? Imagine a microscopic plastic wire that cuts through and breaks apart dust, dirt, grime and moisture, and then picks it up like a magnet without scratching the surface. This is what microfiber does when cleaning. Our microfiber is a revolutionary thread, comprised of wedge-shaped polyester filaments and a core of nylon. Made of both oil-attracting and water-attracting polymers, the fibers are woven into masses of tiny "hooks & loops." The sharp edges of these millions of "hooks & loops" cut through dried-in stains, attracting and absorbing dirt and micro particles. The fibers are actually positively charged which increases the attraction of dirt because it carries a negative charge. Each strand of microfiber is hundreds of times smaller than a human hair and ten times finer than silk.
Microfiber cleaning products are a Breakthrough in textile technology and have been widely used throughout Europe for years. They are used by large institutions such as hospitals, hotels, and professional cleaning companies, as well as by small businesses and households. There is no doubt the American market will quickly follow, making microfiber the environmentally-friendly choice for cleaning worldwide. Our microfibers are so specialized, only a handful of factories worldwide have the capability and capacity to manufacture them efficiently.
Hand wash or machine wash with warm or hot water rinse with cold. Do not use bleach or fabric softener on microfibers. Do no wash with terry cloth. You can dry them in the dryer on low heat or just hang dry.
What makes a Micro Fiber cloth a "GREEN" product?
- You can use it effectively without any chemicals.
- It can be used over and over again.
- You do not use Bleach or fabric softener to clean it.
- Unlike cotton fibers, half of the cloth does not end up in the dryer lint trap. (Lasts Longer)
- It takes less storage space than a cotton cloths.
- No need to machine wash; just hand wash and wring or hang dry.