Some of the most common questions we get about microfiber towels are answered here. We know microfiber inside and out and we’ve answered some of these questions for you.
What is microfiber?
Microfiber is defined as a fiber that is 1 denier or less. What is a denier? It’s a measurement of fineness equal to a unit of fiber that weighs one gram for each 9000 meters…meaning it is really small. To put it in perspective, microfiber is 1/100 the diameter of a human hair and 1/20 the diameter of a strand of silk. One square inch of microfiber has approximately 200,000 fibers.
Can you use it to dust?
You can use these cleaning wonders in many areas of your home and office. Split microfiber is positively charged which attracts the negatively charged dust particles like a magnet. This makes it more effective (and safer) than a regular cloth and chemical spray for dusting. Even better, you can just rinse it when you done to release all the dust and then you can use it wet.
Will it work when it’s wet?
When your towel is wet, it works great on smudged dirt, grease and stains. The towel works best when you rinse it and the wring it out as it needs some absorbency to pick up grime.
Will it leave streaks on windows?
Because microfiber is so absorbent, it is perfect on windows and surfaces that tend to streak. Since these towels can hold up to 7x their own weight in liquid, there is nothing left to streak the surface. This also makes it better than paper towels when cleaning up spills.
Where and how can I use microfiber towels?
- Dusting your home or office
- Scrubbing bathrooms
- Cleaning appliances
- Wiping down kitchen counters
- Car interiors and exteriors
- Anywhere you would normally use a paper towel or cloth towel.