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What is a Microfiber Cloth & How to Use It

What is a Microfiber Cloth & How to Use It


  • Microfiber is able to pick up dirt, dust, and even bacteria
  • Microfiber cloths can be used wet or dry on any surface in your home
  • Microfiber cleans well with just water for a chemical free household
  • Pair microfiber cloths with disinfectants or other solvents when desired

If you're interested in microfiber cloths, these are what we'd recommend.

People often wonder: What is a microfiber cleaning cloth?

Microfiber is defined as a fiber that is one denier or less. A denier is 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 into 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.

Need Microfiber Cloths, but not sure what kind to get? Scroll to the end of the post.

We're going to look into the uses of microfiber cloths and how they'll change your cleaning game forever. We'll also cover

  • Why microfiber is so good at cleaning with just water
  • How to use one microfiber cloth for dusting and wiping
  • Why microfiber will never leave streaks and lint on your windows and stainless steel counters

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.

"Using these Microfiber cloth makes cleaning actually fun. I hate cleaning and never thought I would say this, but it's true." - Anke, San Diego, United States

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, such as 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.

"These are high quality excellent microfiber that lasts. I have paid more I have paid less and this is the best quality and bang for your buck by far. The cheaper ones only make it through a wash or two and don't absorb the way these do." - Crystal, Verified Customer

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.

"I use these everywhere to dust, clean, and wipe up spills. NO LINT. I have purchased many microfiber cloths and most of them leave lint on the windows and mirrors. These are the best." - Pauline, Palm Beach Gardens, United States

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.

The Best Microfiber Towels

16" x 16" Buff™ Pro Multi-Surface Microfiber Towels

Our best selling towels. Use these for anything and everything and they clean great with just water! Lasts hundreds of machine washings.

Available in multiple colors and sizes.

Microfiber Glass Cleaning Pack

Get streak-free glass, windows, and mirrors without Windex or a squeegee! Do it in 2 steps with just water. It's an eco-friendly way to clean.

16" x 24" Microfiber Waffle Towels

Amazing kitchen towels! Super absorbent, great for drying your dishes and counters streak-free.

16" x 16" Buff™ Detail Microfiber Towels (400 GSM)

Give your car a show quality shine! These microfiber towels for cars are perfect for all your car care needs.

Deep Clean Hard Floors, Effortlessly.

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