4-Ply Microfiber for Face Masks

In the past week, we at Microfiber Wholesale have been overwhelmed with phone calls, emails, and web chats asking about 4-Ply microfiber for face masks. We’re  aware of several articles and blog posts referencing testing done by the US Army that indicates that 4-ply microfiber is the best readily available material to use for homemade face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We, like many of you, were wondering what 4-ply microfiber is. Microfiber is most commonly measured by its weight in GSM (grams per square meter). Microfiber is not measured in ply because it’s most often a woven material, not layers of material bonded together like a paper towel or plywood.

I searched for the answer to the 4-ply microfiber mystery via google and the big box stores and was unable to find it anywhere. I looked through the Army’s press releases hoping to find clarification or a contact information so I could get more information but could not find either. So, I did what any other reasonably intelligent person would do, I began to speculate.

The most reasonable guess as to what 4-ply microfiber means is four pieces of microfiber cloth layered together and fashioned into a homemade face mask. Microfiber comes in a variety of different weights and densities and we have no way of knowing what type of microfiber the Army used in its tests. Two layers of a 300 GSM towel have the same weight as three layers of a 200 GSM cloth. Because we’re unable to actually test the effectiveness of four layers of microfiber for preventing the spread of airborne pathogens, we simply checked to see which four layers of microfiber cloths we were able to breath through.

Our Buff Pro Multi-Surface Microfiber Towel is the heaviest (320 GSM) cloth we tried. When four layers were placed firmly over the nose and mouth, it was not easy or comfortable to breathe through. However, one layer was as comfortable as breathing through a surgical mask. The next was our Economy All Purpose Microfiber Towel. Four layers of the economy 250 GSM towel was much easier to breathe through than the thicker Buff Pro towel. Our favorite four-layer face mask towel was hands down the 200 GSM MWipe. The 100 GSM non-woven Disposable Microfiber Towel was nearly impossible to breathe through.

In a nutshell, we’re not sure what 4-ply microfiber is and haven’t been able to find any more information on it than any other person. We’re following the CDC recommendations and using masks when social distancing is too difficult. We hope you all are healthy and safe.

We’re Open

We are open! We’re shipping our orders with our normal lead time which means many orders ship the same day and nearly all shipping by the next business day.

Microfiber Wholesale is a distributor of microfiber cleaning & disinfecting supplies operating in CA. Our specific type of business falls within the exemptions as described within Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-33-20, including maintaining continuity of the operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, government services, healthcare, childcare and construction industries.

Here’s what we’re doing:

All office staff is working from home – We’ve had no change in our responsiveness to our customers, except that we’ll be talking on the phone with you in our pajamas. Everyone is excited to save on gasoline and not fighting Southern California traffic, but bummed that we won’t be able to see each other every day.

Our order picking and shipping department are be open, but we’ve modified how we operate. Instead of everybody working at the same time, we’ve split them into shifts so we can minimize how much they’re interacting with each other.

We’re temporarily suspending our custom towel printing production. I decided that this was a part of the business that should be paused since it’s so labor intensive. The employees that worked in this department are staying home, with full pay.

We have good inventory on most of our popular items. We were well stocked before the outbreak in China, and our manufacturing partners have all been back up and running since mid to late February. We have good stock here, and much more microfiber on the way!

Will called orders are suspended. To decrease the amount of people we’re interacting with all orders will be shipped.

We’re working on some great content. We plan on continuing to send our useful info centered on disinfecting so stay tuned. We’re so grateful to our customers who are subject matter experts and are willing to share their knowledge with us and our customers (I’m looking at you Melissa Homer from MaidPro and you Joanna Martin from Winston Salem Cleaning Service). Here are links to some of the information we’ve put out over the last several weeks.

  1. Clean Like A Pro: Room-by-Room Disinfecting Guide
  2. Disinfecting Tutorial Video From MaidPro’s Melissa Homer
  3. Disinfecting With Bleach & Other Products You Already Have

Thank you!

Brett Haney
Microfiber Wholesale

Protecting Yourself From COVID-19 with Melissa Homer from MaidPro

We at Microfiber Wholesale have been fielding many questions on how to properly clean and disinfect and what methods and products will get rid of COVID-19. Melissa Homer, Chief Cleaning Officer at MaidPro, is a wealth of expert information on all things cleaning and disinfecting. She’s been gracious enough to allow us to share her training video that would normally only be available to MaidPro employees. It is full of vital information for cleaning professionals and is also a great resource for those of us that are concerned with making our homes and offices as germ free as possible. We are very excited to be able to share this video with you. So, if you’re a professional cleaner, or just someone who wants to know everything there is to know about disinfecting a home, this video is for you.

How to Disinfect with Bleach & Other Products

How To Kill A Virus With Disinfectants

Much like all of you, we at Microfiber Wholesale are watching and waiting as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop in our communities. We wanted to take this opportunity to share some information that we’ve culled from sources like the WHO, CDC and EPA as well as trusted brands like Clorox and Lysol on how to kill a virus and disinfect your homes and workplaces with products you most likely already have. This will help slow the spread of the virus by preventing unnecessary trips to the store for supplies and contact with others.

As noted by the CDC, cleaning and disinfecting are two different things. Cleaning is the removal of dirt, debris and bacteria from surfaces. Microfiber does this well with just water as the dirt clings to the fabric but using a cotton cloth with water and a bit of detergent is acceptable as well. Disinfecting uses a chemical agent to kill germs or bacteria. Both the WHO and CDC recommend using chlorine bleach as a disinfecting agent. It is recommended that surfaces be cleaned prior to disinfecting. 

Allow Proper Dwell Time

One of the keys to disinfecting, and one that is so often overlooked, is dwell or contact time. According to Becker Hospital Review, the best way to ensure that your disinfectant is effective is to make sure that the surface remains visibly wet for the full recommended contact time. EPA approved disinfecting agents will have the recommended contact time listed on their labels. Clorox recommends a 5 minute contact time for their regular bleach. This means that once the surface has been cleaned, in order to disinfect, the bleach solution (half a cup of bleach for every gallon of water) would need to remain wet for five minutes before being wiped away and air dried. Lysol’s products have similar recommendations. It is not effective to simply take a wipe and run it across your door knobs and light switches.

Natural or Chemical Products?

Aside from bleach, the CDC also mentions an alcohol solution of at least 70% alcohol. Household disinfectants are also effective, as long as the label instructions are followed. While vinegar is a natural alternative that can be used as a disinfectant, it is not as effective as common chemical disinfectants such as bleach, alcohol or household disinfectants from trusted brands.

To Kill Viruses On Surfaces

For hard flat surfaces, like floors, countertops and tables, soak your mop or cloth in the disinfectant solution and wring it out slightly, just so it’s not dripping. Apply the solution and leave it on for five minutes and then rinse with clean water and let it air dry. For more challenging surfaces, like door knobs, cabinet, appliance or drawer handles, spray on the solution or simply wrap your treated towel around the surface to let the chemical do its job. Use a clean cloth for each surface area and do not put a soiled cloth back in your solution.

Recommended Microfiber For Disinfecting

Microfiber alone will not disinfect a surface. As noted above disinfecting involves the killing of the pathogens. That doesn’t mean microfiber can’t assist in the disinfecting process. In fact in an article by Infection Control Today ”  microfiber was both laboratory and clinically tested and proven to remove up to 98 percent of bacteria and 93 percent of viruses from a surface using only water (no chemicals). ” So when paired with a disinfectant product, microfiber can be a great weapon against viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens.

If you are looking for microfiber to help in the disinfecting process, we rec commend using MWipes™. That’s because they are more absorbent than other disposable options, while still be cost-effective enough to throw away after one-time use. They are machine washable as well, so depending on what you used them for this can be a great option. Learn more about MWipes™.

It is important during this pandemic that we remain calm and take what precautions to stay well that we can. Making sure that your home and office environments stay cleaned and sanitized is something effective that we can all participate in. We’re all in this together.

Buff™ Pro Microfiber Towels – What You Need To Know!

It was our goal to provide Professional Cleaners and household cleaning enthusiasts with a better microfiber towel, without costing them a fortune. We can confidently say that with over 1.7 K reviews on Amazon, and our most popular selling product on our website, that we’ve reached that goal! So what makes Buff™ Pro Microfiber Towels different?

Tested For Durability

How long do microfiber towels last? While we can’t speak for competing brands, we wanted to make sure our towels kept their effectiveness through hundreds of machine launderings. To do this we had Precision Testing Laboratories Inc. machine wash our microfiber towels up to 250 times! We are proud to say after 250 machine washings our towels remained 87% as effective as they were when received. So if you are washing your towels once a week, these towels should stay effective for about 5 years! You can see the results directly from the lab here, or review our chart below.

Tested For Quality

Yes we’ve tested for quality too! A high-quality microfiber cloth should be soft, absorbent, and have great cleaning power (able to attract dust and dirt like a magnet). In fact, many of our customers love using these towels to clean with just plain water! While things like softness and how much dust is picked up aren’t easy to put a numeric value on, we did run some tests comparing them to other top brands on Amazon. Check out our short clip below

The Secret? Intra Weave

What is Intra Weave? Intra Weave is what gives Buff™ Pro the added microfiber to make a softer, more absorbent, and better cleaning towel, as seen in the video above. How does it work? Well Most microfiber towels have their microfiber woven into a 100% polyester ground fabric. Buff™ Pro Microfiber Towels have their microfiber woven into a 50% Polyester 50% Microfiber blend ground fabric, thus giving the towel more microfiber! To learn more about how Intra Weave works, check out our chart below.

Responsibly Sourced Microfiber

We believe in sourcing our products responsibly and that starts by choosing the best manufacturers. Quality is as important to us as it is with our manufacturers, and we want our customers to know that. Learn more about our manufacturers and how they do business (Go To Article)

What Can I Use Them For?

Our Buff™ Pro Microfiber Towels  can be used on pretty much anything! Use them to remove gunk off your counters, dust shelves, remove streaks on glass, polish your stainless steel, dry your car, etc. Our customers use these towels so many different ways that we believe telling you how to use them limits your creativity. If you need some ideas though, check out this video. We offer these towels in a variety of colors and sizes, and we even have an antimicrobial option. Visit our link below to find the best option for you.

How to Clean Wood Furniture Safely! Remove Dust, Grime, Mold, & Mildew

How To Clean Wood Furniture

Looking for a quick, effective, and safe solution on how to clean wood furniture? Consider using microfiber cloths to remove dust, dirt, grime, even mold! The smooth, small fibers of microfiber will ensure no damage comes to your wood furniture, while also effectively absorbing any dirt and water on the surface. Here are the most effective ways of cleaning wood furniture:

Use A Microfiber Cloth To Dust

Dusting your wood furniture with a microfiber cloth is the easiest thing in the world. The split fibers of microfiber help to instantly trap dust as you wipe down your furniture. You won’t need any extra cleaning products or even water for a dust-free home! When dusting make sure you are using an all-purpose type microfiber towel (Fluffy) type. The longer “fluffier” fibers of these towels has extra space to hold dust.

In case you were wondering why microfiber is so good at trapping dust, most dust particles range in size from 1 to 100 micrometers in diameter. A microfiber is smaller than 10 micrometers, and high quality microfiber used in cleaning usually ranges between 1 and 5 micrometers. This means that microfiber is able to effectively pick up most dust particles. Microfiber is also positively charged, so it clings to negatively charged dust particles!

Removing Sticky Grime

On the other hand, you’ll want to dampen your microfiber towel with a bit of water before wiping grime from your wood furniture. The water will help loosen-up and dissolve the grime and the microfiber will suck up the dirt. Be sure to finish the job by wiping a dry microfiber over the area you cleaned, as you don’t want any remnants of water damaging your wood. This is the simplest and safest way for how to clean grime off wood furniture.

Clean and Dust Wood Furniture Naturally With Green Microfiber Towel

Deep Cleaning

To thoroughly clean tougher filth and grime from your wooden furniture, try adding a touch of soap to your microfiber towel. Ideally you’ll want to use a soap meant for cleaning wood. If you are using dish soap, test it out first. Add it to a damp cloth and wipe over a small hidden section of the furniture, to make sure the soap doesn’t harm the finish on your wood. Then, you can combine a small amount of your soap with water and use the mixture to clean your wood with the microfiber cloth. Again, keep an eye on the amount of water on your wood, and quickly wipe away wet areas with a dry microfiber towel.

If you want to know how to clean wood furniture naturally with vinegar, you can combine ¼ cup of vinegar, two teaspoons of olive oil, and a cup of water in a spray bottle. Shake the bottle and spray the mixture onto your cloth before wiping down your wood furniture.

Mold Or Mildew?

If your wood furniture has light mold or mildew, the above steps will work just fine. The most important thing to remember is to thoroughly dry. This helps ensure the mold does not grow back. You also might want to use a disposable microfiber cloth when cleaning, to ensure you won’t be cross contaminating.  For heavier or stronger mold and mildew, you’ll need to use much stronger products that need to be used with extreme caution, so you will not damage the wood. If you are looking to clean heavy mold check out this guide here or seek a mold removal professional.

For Old or Antique Wood Furniture

If you want to know how to clean old or antique wood furniture, there are a few things you really need to pay extra attention to. First, always, use the most mild soaps as possible. For example, dish soaps used for hand washing are more mild than ones used in dishwashers. It’s very important to properly dilute your soap, you might even want to dilute it a little extra. Make sure you do not use aggressive scrubbing motions when cleaning, rather use gentle wiping motions. Always wipe with the grain of the wood.

Polish Wax Wood Furniture Cabinets

Applying Finish – Polishing or Waxing?

When you want to upkeep the finish of your wood furniture, avoid spraying the wood with polish. Polish can cause discoloration in your wood and, eventually, will cause your wood to lose its luster. Instead, you’ll want to use furniture wax in conjunction with a microfiber towel. Not only will wax help improve the appearance of your wood, but it will give your furniture a protective coating to prevent scratches and smudges.

Before waxing, make sure you have taken the above steps. The last thing you want to do is trap the dirt in the wax. Consider using paste wax as it can protect your wood for as long as two years. Apply the wax to your furniture as directed, usually with a brush or with a microfiber cloth. Make sure you are applying a thin even coat. Let the wax dry and then buff the wood surface with your microfiber cloth. When buffing, the softer the microfiber cloth the better. We recommend using our Buff™ Pro Microfiber Towels. This should give your wood a shiny, like-new finish without causing any damage.


What’s the number one tip on how to clean wood furniture? Choose the right cleaning products! Using chemical cleaners can impact the look and feel of your wood over time, stripping it of its finish. The best ways for safely cleaning your wood furniture involve the least amount of products, such as using just water and a microfiber towel. Using minimal amounts of the right products will keep your wood lustrous for years to come!

Recommended Microfiber Cloths For Wood Furniture

We Are Now On Amazon Canada!

Microfiber Wholesale Amazon Canada

Some of our best offers on Microfiber Wholesale are our Free Shipping and Free Returns. Unfortunately, we were unable to do this when shipping to Canada because of the extremely high international shipping charges! We felt horrible about this, and wanted to make sure our customer base in Canada could get their favorite microfiber products, without having to pay the high international shipping fees. The solution, Amazon Canada!

You can now find some of your favorite Microfiber Wholesale products on Amazon Canada! We’ve carefully selected the most popular products that professional cleaners use, such as our 18″ Professional Microfiber Mop System, and our Buff™ Pro Multi Surface Microfiber Towels. Of course we will be adding more products in the future, so keep a look out! But for now here’s what we have for you:

Our Products On Amazon Canada

18 inch Professional Microfiber Mop System

  • 6 foot Adjustable Stainless Steel Handle
  • 2 Premium Wet Mop Pads + 1 Mojave Dust Mop Pad
  • Comes with 2 All-Purpose Microfiber Cloths

16 x 16 Buff™ Pro Multi Surface Towels – 12 Pack 

  • Choose From 10 Different Colors
  • Made softer, more absorbent, and with more Microfiber than your average microfiber towel.
  • All Purpose Cleaning Towel – Dust, Clean, Polish, Wash, or Dry on any surface.
  • Lasts Hundreds Of Washings

Microfiber Glass Cleaning Pack

Microfiber Glass Cleaning Kit Sale

  • 6 Microfiber Glass Cleaning Cloths (Blue) + 2 All-Purpose Microfiber Towels
  • Get Streak Free Glass, Mirrors, Windows, and Stainless Steel Without Any Chemical Cleaners
  • 2 Step Glass Cleaning System – Clean with the green towels, dry with the blue cloths.
  • Lasts Hundreds Of Washings

16 x 16 Economy Microfiber Towels – 50 PackEconomy All Purpose Microfiber Towels

  • Choose From 4 Different  Colors
  • All Purpose Cleaning Towel – Dust, Clean, Polish, Wash, or Dry on any surface.
  • Lasts Hundreds Of Washings

18″ Premium Microfiber Wet Mop Pad – 2 Pack

2 Pack Microfiber Wet Mop Pads

  • Wet Mop Pads For 18″ Professional Microfiber Mop System
  • Microfiber wraps around the front for effectively cleaning into the corners and bottoms of baseboards
  • Works great with water or your favorite cleaners
  • Easy locking Velcro ® type backing

18″ Mojave Microfiber Dust Mop Pads – 2 Pack

Dust Mop Pads Microfiber 2 Pack

  • Dust Mop Pads For 18″ Professional Microfiber Mop System
  • Utilizes 2 types of microfiber – looped fringe yarn collects large debris, face yarn collects smaller dirt and dust.
  • Easy locking Velcro ® type backing


Microfiber Washing Instructions Guide [Free Infograph]

Do you use microfiber in your cleaning business? When cared for properly, high quality microfiber products should keep their effectiveness through hundreds of washes. The issue many cleaning business owners have is that their employees are not taking proper care of their microfiber, which results in loss of effectiveness, purchasing more frequently, and less efficiency. To ensure you get the most out of your microfiber products, we’ve created an infographic just for you! Share this on your site for your employees to refer back to. If you do, we would much appreciate if you would link back to us.How To Wash Microfiber Towels Mops Dusters Instructions Guide

Best Spray Mop For All Types of Floors – Hardwood, Laminate, Tile, Stone

Best Spray Mop For Hardwood Laminate Tile Floors

As an owner of a commercial cleaning service, I have gone through many mops in a search to find the best and most efficient one on the market. Cleaning multiple facilities nightly and dealing with various types of flooring, it has been a true challenge to find one mop that was the most effective for flooring of all types. After trying different models of self dispensing mops, I finally found the best spray mop of them all. The Bottle Rocket mop from MicrofiberWholesale.com.

Are you looking for a mop for your home? Maybe you own a professional cleaning service? Whether you are seeking a mop for personal or professional use, it is important to have the right tool for the job. Having the right equipment makes all the difference in quality. Furthermore, the final cleaning results, as well as the efficiency of the task at hand, are equally important factors. While there are never ending mop options to decide from, I find that a self dispensing spray mop is best to do the job right.

Which Spray Mop is Best For My Floors?

The Bottle Rocket spray mop is ideal for all types of flooring from laminate, hardwood, ceramic tile, VCT, vinyl and more. So, when cleaning hard surface flooring, especially those that are less resistant to water, it is beneficial to use minimal liquid for many reasons including:

  1. Fast dry times – Allowing floors to be walked on sooner.
  2. Eliminate slip and falls – Prevent injuries and insurance claims.
  3. Reduce risk of floor damage – Avoid common issues that result from over-wetting floors

Best Spray Mop For Hardwood Floors and Laminate

When cleaning floors, such as natural wood, and especially laminate, it is recommended to avoid mopping systems, such as the traditional string mop and bucket.  As a cleaning expert, I always suggest using a microfiber flat mop, particularly for hardwood and laminate flooring. Not all microfiber flat mops systems are created equal.  Some require you to pre-wet your pads. Others, you dip the mop pad in a bucket and wring it out to the best of your ability. Thus, no other mop compares to the quality and ease of use that comes with a Bottle Rocket.

How the Bottle Rocket Spray Mop Works

The Bottle Rocket spray mop is the most user friendly, easy to use mops available.  The Bottle Rocket comes equipped with a pressurized refillable solution tank, a button on the top of the handle, and a spray nozzle on the lower part of the mop pole.

  • Fill the solution tank with your favorite cleaning product.
  • Use handle on the top of the solution tank to pressurize the system.
  • Lightly press on the top of the mop handle to release cleaning product.

With the three steps listed above, the solution is evenly distributed onto the floor in front of your mop pad for you to easily clean the floor.  Finally, simply press down on the top of the handle as needed to apply however much or however little cleaning solution you need.

Invest in a Proven Mopping System

To conclude, my past research has brought me to many websites and articles about which mop is ‘best’.  I imagine you have done your homework as well. Therefore, if you are in need of a mop that will allow you to:

  • Put an end to waste water.
  • Use less chemical.
  • Drastically reduce the amount of water needed to mop.

Among many other benefits, the Bottle Rocket spray mop may be the mop for you.

Therefore, my company, Sawgrass Cleaning Solutions, has fully invested in the Bottle Rocket mop.  This is because it has increased efficiency, eliminated worker fatigue, and ultimately enabled us to provide countless clients with cleaner floors and therefore healthier workplaces.  Thus, I recommend the Bottle Rocket mop, and suggest you give it a try so you can see what makes it the best microfiber spray mop on the market. 

Go To The Bottle Rocket Mop Kit