What is microfiber? People often wonder: What is a microfiber cleaning cloth? 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 cloth has approximately 200,000 fibers just for cleaning!
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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 are done to release all the dust and then you can use it wet, making them the best cleaning cloths for everyday use!
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 then wring it out as it needs some absorbency to pick up grime.
Cleaning Tip: Use microfiber and water to clean almost anything! It'll even be able to remove a variety of germs and bacteria. Learn More
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. We’ve even made products just for this task, like our microfiber window cleaning cloths and lens wipes. These are special lint free cloths for smooth surfaces. Go here for some great tips on how to use microfiber to clean glass!
Microfiber Cloth Uses
- Dusting your home or office
- Removing streaks on glass and stainless steel
- Scrubbing bathrooms
- Cleaning appliances
- Wiping down kitchen counters
- Car interiors and exteriors
- Anywhere you would normally use a paper towel or cloth towel.
We have a variety of microfiber professional cleaning towels ready for any cleaning task! From auto detailing, household cleaning, drying, and glass, there’s a towel for everybody, click below and get what towel works best for you! Or learn more about the different types of microfiber towels we carry below.
How To Clean With Microfiber Cloths
Microfiber cloths can clean great with just water! You can also pair them with your favorite cleaning products and disinfectants. When cleaning with microfiber cloths, fold them into fourths so you have multiple cleaning sides. Make sure you are using high quality microfiber cloths for the best results!