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What Are The Best Microfiber Cleaning Cloths? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Best Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

What are the best microfiber cleaning cloths? The simple answer is that depends on what you are looking for. Are you looking for the best quality microfiber cloths or for the best price? What are you looking to use them for (dusting, cleaning, drying, polishing) and what type of surface are you looking to use them on? That may sound like a lot, so to help you out, below are our top 8 microfiber cleaning cloths. We’ll go over what to use them for, how to use them, and the price to help you decide the best option. One last thing you should know, the below microfiber cloths are all made for professional cleaners, making them high quality. To see how we get our microfiber cloths to be high quality go hereBuff™ Pro Multi Surface Microfiber Towels

1. 16″ x 16″ Buff™ Pro Multi Surface Microfiber Towel (12 Pack)

As low as $10.98/Pack

The best microfiber cleaning cloths for cleaning anything, these work great on any surface to clean, dust, dry, buff, or polish! They are safe enough to use on glass and cars, plush enough to polish on wood, and absorbent enough to be used in your kitchens and bathrooms. They work so great most of the time all you need is just water to clean with them (of course they are compatible with other cleaning products). You’ll see why these are our most popular microfiber cleaning cloths among both professional cleaners and homeowners alike. What makes them special is they are made with our special Intra Weave technology, making them thicker, softer, and more absorbent than your average microfiber towel. We’ve even tested this against other best rated microfiber cleaning cloths on Amazon in our video below. These are available in 10 different colors, as well as in a smaller 12″ x 12″ size and a larger 16″ x 24 size.

Best Used For – Any cleaning task (cleaning, washing, dusting, absorbing, drying, polishing, buffing) on any surface type!

Microfiber Glass Cleaning Cloth

2. 16″x 16″ Microfiber Glass Cleaning Cloths (6 Pack)

As low as $5.98/Pack

Our best microfiber cloths for glass! Instead of using the old Windex and newspaper technique or a squeegee, give these a try. These are made to dry and leave a streak free shine on glass, mirrors, windows, stainless steel, crystal, porcelain, and any other non-porous surfaces. Our microfiber glass cleaning cloths are woven in a making them lint free, plus they are machine washable. They are the ideal size to handle both small and larger jobs, and come in a 6 Pack.

Best Used For – Drying on non-porous surfaces: glass, mirrors, windows, stainless steel, etc.

Microfiber Glass Cleaning Pack

3. Microfiber Glass Cleaning Pack

As low as $9.98/Pack

Our best-selling microfiber cleaning cloths on Amazon! The microfiber glass cleaning pack combines our above 2 best sellers to make cleaning glass even easier, here’s how it works. Use the green Buff™ Pro Multi Surface Microfiber Towels damp with water to clean your mirrors, windows, etc. Then use a Microfiber Glass Cleaning Cloth to dry for a streak free shine! You don’t need any cleaning chemicals, making this a money saving and healthy way to complete one of the most annoying cleaning tasks. See how it’s done in our video below!

Best Used For – Cleaning and drying on non-porous surfaces: glass, mirrors, windows, stainless steel, etc.

Microfiber Waffle Weave Towels

4. 16″ x 24″ Microfiber Waffle Weave Towels (6 Pack)

As low as $13.98/Pack

Our best microfiber kitchen cleaning cloths! Our Microfiber Waffle Towels are usually the go-to for kitchens because of their high absorbency and extra scrubbing power. You can use these to scrub gunk off and wipe down your counters and cook tops, they even work as a nice hand towel. They clean great with just plain water and they air dry out super-fast!. These are available in 3 colors, as well as a smaller 16″ x 16″ size.

Best Used For – Kitchen cleaning and drying.

Microfiber Wipes White

5. MWipes™ – 50 Per Box

As low as $9.98/each

The best disposable microfiber cloths. Although one of our newest products, it has already become one of our customer’s favorites. They are cheap enough to be disposed, but good enough quality to be reused! That’s because unlike other disposable microfiber cloths, these are thicker and softer, thus able to last multiple machine washings. You’ll love to use these for heavy-duty jobs, where you don’t want to ruin a more expensive microfiber cloth, and you’ll be preventing cross contamination. They come in a easy dispensing box of 50 with 3 color options.

Best Used For – One-time use & heavy duty clean-ups.

Buff™ Quick Cloths

6. Buff™ Quick Cloth (2 Pack)


The best microfiber cloths for glasses, lenses, and phones. Buff™ Quick Cloth are our most uniquely designed cloths to make removing smudges from your phones, lenses, glasses fast and easy. Here’s how they work, use the plush gray microfiber side to clean the surface. Then use the smooth soft printed microfiber side to polish and shine. All our Buff™ Quick Microfiber Lens Cloths come in a 2 pack (case included) and in 6 fun designs.

Best Used For – Cleaning and drying on phones, tablets, lenses, and eye wear.

Buff™ Detail Microfiber Towels For Cars

7. 16″ x 16″ Buff™ Detail 550 Microfiber Towels (6 Pack)

As low as $8.98/Pack

Our best microfiber cloths for cars and detailing! These work great for any auto detailing task on your car’s exterior or interior. Use them to clean, wax, dry, polish, and buff, no scratches or streaks left behind! Just like our Buff™ Pro Microfiber Towels, these are made with our special Intra Weave technology for added thickness, softness, and absorbency compared to your average microfiber auto detailing towel. These really are a premium auto detailing microfiber towels, with no tags, satin piped edging, and a perfect all-purpose thickness of 550 GSM. They come in 2 different colors, and a larger 16″ x 24″ size and a 24″ x 36″ size.

Best Used For – Any auto detailing job: clean, wax, dry, buff, polish

Bulk Microfiber Towels

8. 16” x 16” Economy All Purpose Microfiber Towels

As low as $29.98/Pack

Our best microfiber cloths to buy in bulk! If you are looking for a ton of microfiber cloths for simple everyday cleaning tasks, these are the best to buy. They are great for a washing, cleaning, dusting, and drying, and work great on any surface. They are similar to the Buff™ Pro Multi Surface Microfiber Towels (above), but are less thick and absorbent. These are one of our best microfiber dust cloths, since they are ideal for simple maintenance cleaning tasks around your home. Make no mistake, these are great quality cloths at a great price! We’ve even had these wash tested, to ensure they will last hundreds of washings without losing their effectiveness. They come in 6 Colors, as well as a smaller 12″ x 12″ size.

Best Used For – Most cleaning tasks (cleaning, washing, dusting, absorbing, drying) on any surface type!

Microfiber Cloths Buyers Guide

Still need help deciding what the best microfiber cleaning cloths are for you? Get our buyers guide for more info! Or you can even connect with us through email or chat and we’d be happy to help you out. Here’s a tip, when looking for good to high quality microfiber cloths always make sure they have these things.

  1. At least 250 GSM (amount of microfiber in the towel)
  2. Split Microfibers
  3.  A 80/20 or 70/30 Polyester to Polyamide Blend

Lastly, a microfiber cloth is only as good as you care for it, so here is our instructions on the best way to wash microfiber cloths.

How To Wash Microfiber Towels Mops Dusters Instructions Guide

Merry Microfiber Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Microfiber Wholesale!

Since our last post about mediocre holiday gifts didn’t exactly drive up sales – it’s OK, we expected that; people prefer jewelry and electronics to cleaning supplies – we needed something to keep our microfiber elves busy. This little project kept them busy for hours! So, without further ado, we present to you our Microfiber Christmas Tree!!


What do you do when you happen upon a couple cases of microfiber fluffy dusters in forest green? Forget about them until Christmas and then, make an amazing tree from them! And check out the ornaments and gifts! They’re all made with our Microfiber products! The bow and some ornaments are made from our 8″x8″ Microfiber Silk Cloths and the gifts are wrapped with our 16″x16″ Buff Pro Multi Surface Towels and our 16″x16″ Ultra Plush Microfiber Towels

We know that you already know that Microfiber is the best way on earth to make your home sparkle. Impress your guests this holiday season with Microfiber Wholesale’s line of dusters, towels and mops. Merry Christmas!

I didn’t know you had that!

In sales, the worst thing you can hear is the word no. Would you like to buy a microfiber towel? No. Since I lack the tenacity that good sales people have, that’s usually the end of it. However, I’m starting to realize that there’s something salespeople are also told that’s almost as bad as “no”. It’s I didn’t know you had that! I’ve heard it a few times recently and it’s like a punch in the stomach each time I hear it.

I didn’t know you had that usually comes from an existing customer and it usually implies that they would have been buying  that from you all along if you simply would have told them you had that. Of course, there’s positive in it too since it also implies that they will start buying it from you now that they know you have that.

So, allow me to tell you that we have that.

For those of you that only buy Microfiber Towels from us, we also have a great selection of Microfiber Mops that make cleaning all hard flooring types a breeze.

Microfiber Mops

For those of you that only buy Microfiber Mops from us, we also have a wide selection of Dusters including everything from dusters for delicates to mitts to high dusters.


For those of you that only buy Microfiber Dusters from us, we also have a diverse selection of Microfiber Cleaning Cloths. We’ve got towels to clean your eyeglasses and camera lenses, towels to dry your car, and everything in between.

Microfiber Towels

Washing Microfiber

There are two very important things to remember about caring for microfiber:

  • Keep them away from heat, this means don’t dry them in your dryer under high heat.
  • Don’t use fabric softeners or detergents with fabric softeners. We happen to sell a detergent that doesn’t have fabric softener in it, how convenient!

Microfiber towels, mops and dusters can last hundreds of washings when cared for properly. It may be washed in your home washing machine or by hand, but to ensure the long life of your microfiber please follow these guidelines:

Machine Washing Microfiber:Microfiber Washing Instructions

Wash in warm or hot water with mild detergent. Do not use fabric softener, it will clog the open spaces in the microfiber that do the cleaning rendering the towel or mop useless. Microfiber tends to grab a hold of lint in the wash just like it grabs dirt and dust when you’re using it to clean. With this in mind be careful of what you wash microfiber with. Avoid washing it with anything made of cotton especially terry cloth towels, socks etc. Ideally you should wash microfiber only with other microfiber, but if you need to mix loads wash it with other non-linting synthetic materials.

Hand Washing Microfiber:

Wash in hot water with mild detergent, use a soft bristled brush if necessary. Rinse thoroughly.

Drying Microfiber:

Air drying microfiber will make it last the longest. Microfiber dries relatively quickly. If you choose to dry your microfiber in a dryer do so on low heat or no heat and only dry with other microfiber products to prevent the mops or towels from picking up lint. Microfiber will grab any lint given off by other items in your dryer if they are dried with anything else that lints.

Commercial Laundering Instructions for Microfiber:

The following are the instructions and wash formula that will assure maximum performance and longevity.

Detergent: High solvent for heavy soil. No Alkaline. Dose determined by product specifications for poundage.
No bleach, no fabric softener.

mmercial Microfiber Laundering

Operation Time Water Temp Water Level
Flush 2 Min 120º F High
Flush 2 Min 140º F High
Suds 25 Min 160º F Low
Rinse/Extract 3 Min 140º F High
Rinse/Extract 2 Min 80º F High
Rinse 2 Min 80º F High
Extract 6 Min



Commercial Drying Options:

Option One: Tumble dry: Maximum temperature 140f NOTE: Air Dry is preferred to double life.

Option Two (Mops only): Inject disinfectant during final rinse and do not dry. Bag mops with twist tie, then transport. Disinfectant residual will reduce mildew growth prior to use.

Option Three (Mops only): Do not dry mops, instead, place damp mops in buckets and dose with your chemical product. Within ½ hour all mops will be saturated and ready for use.

Microfiber: Rent vs. Buy… or Something In-Between?

It’s always a good idea to examine ways in which your business can be more efficient. If you own or manage a maid service, janitorial service, or building service company chances are you rely on microfiber towels, mops and dusters to keep your clients’ facilities sparkling. Working with a commercial laundry may be a great way to increase your efficiency.

What many people refer to as “Uniform Companies” or “Linen Companies” are more accurately described as Textile Rental Services. These commercial laundries launder anything in industry, hospitality and healthcare that need to be laundered on a regular basis, including uniforms, linens, towels, mops, and mats. They then rent those items to businesses and institutions that use them. In the interest of full disclosure, our company has been providing cleaning textiles (wet mops, dust mops, towels and dusters) to textile rental services since the 1950s. Roughly half of our business today is selling to Textile Rental Services; the other half is selling directly to end users like maid and janitorial services. Because of our history we understand the pros and cons of renting textiles vs. buying and washing them yourselves.

There are many things to consider when deciding if rental is right for your business. Among these are quality and inventory control, selection, cost, and natural resource consumption.

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Drying Microfiber Towels and Mops

Often we get calls and emails from customers who ask how to care for their new microfiber towels, mops and dusters. There are a few guidelines that should be followed in regard to laundering microfiber and you can find more about the wash process here.

Today I wanted to focus on drying microfiber. If you’ve ever noticed that your microfiber has become less absorbent and less soft with age, it could be because you’re drying it too hot. Microfiber is durable, so durable that a microfiber towel or mop can last hundreds of washings when cared for properly. That said, since each fiber is so tiny, 1/20th the diameter of silk, it’s pretty delicate and can be damaged by heat. Take a look at that imageMicrofiber to the right. It shows a cross section of a single fiber. Notice all the edges on the fiber, all the surface area? The edges give microfiber its scrubbing power and the surface area gives microfiber its absorbency. Those tiny little edges will degrade over time; the degradation is accelerated by heat!

Typical residential clothes dryers reach 170°F inside the drum. If you can avoid it, don’t dry microfiber on high heat. We recommend low heat or no heat if possible. The absolute best option is to let your microfiber air dry. Following these tips will help you extend the life of your microfiber.

Can Microfiber Mops Be Washed, Sanitized, Dried and Resused?

We received the following question this week from a customer: Can microfiber mop heads be washed, sanitized, dried and reused?

Just like a home builder might forget that not everybody knows how to finish drywall or hang a door, we sometimes forget that things that seem obvious to us might not be obvious to our customers. This is one of those instances. Although it’s not quite a new years resolution, because if it was we’d surely fail, we’ll try to do a better job of explaining things that we assume people already know… even if our last blog post was about this very subject. Haha! It’s important so we’ll go over it again.

The answer to the question above is YES! Microfiber mops are made to be washed, sanitized, dried and reused. Microfiber mops originally gained popularity in hospitals in Europe. In this setting microfiber mops are washed, sanitized and dried daily. Then they were back to work the next day. When done correctly these mops can last hundreds of washings. The microfiber mop pads can absolutely be sanitized, the question is what is the best way to do it. The CDC recommends that hospitals wash contaminated textiles with detergent in water at 160° for 25 minutes. Unless you have a commercial boiler at home, you probably don’t have the ability to get water that hot. So if you’re really concerned with sanitizing your mops the easiest thing to do is to use a little bleach. Contrary to what you may have heard using a little bleach in the laundering process will not damage microfiber. There is a difference between microfiber mops (or towels) soaking in bleach while you’re cleaning and a little bleach in the wash.

How to Wash Microfiber Towels

The most important aspect in making microfiber towels last is how you wash them. When cared for properly microfiber towels can last hundreds of washings. There are three important rules to remember when washing microfiber:

  1. Only wash microfiber with other microfiber. If you try to mix microfiber with other items like cotton towels you’ll find that the microfiber has picked up all the lint and fuzz that came off of the cotton towels. Once the microfiber has picked up lint it’s really difficult to pick it off, it essentially ruins the towel. The only way to prevent this is to keep your microfiber separate from the rest of your laundry.
  2. Do not use fabric softeners with microfiber. Softeners will clog the microscopic pores in microfiber and will destroy their ability to absorb. This will make your microfiber towels nothing more than a soft cloth good for polishing and not much else. It will ruin their effectiveness as a cleaner. One thing you may not realize is that most laundry detergents contain softeners; because of this we recommend our Free and Clear Microfiber Detergent. It doesn’t contain any softeners, nor does it contain any optical brighteners or scent.
  3. Don’t dry microfiber under high heat. The best way to dry your microfiber towels is to let them air dry however for most people that’s not an option. If you can’t air dry it’s best to dry microfiber towels under low heat or no heat. The good news is microfiber dries very quickly, you’ll find that microfiber towels under no heat don’t take any more time to dry than cotton towels under high heat.

For more detailed information on commercial laundering instructions for microfiber please see our Microfiber Washing Instructions page.

Microfiber and Heat Don’t Mix

As you all know Microfiber is an incredible cleaning tool. However, it is important to remember that as great as microfiber is, you cannot use it everywhere. It’s replaced so many of our traditional cleaning methods in so many applications. A few Melted Microfiber Towelyears ago in a restaurant the same cotton bar mop that would be used for everything in the kitchen would also be used to wipe down table between customers and probably even to wash the windows. Now in many cases microfiber has replaced the cotton bar mop in the front of the house, however in the kitchen you probably won’t find much of it with the possible exception of it being used to dry dishes and polish flatware.

There’s a very good reason microfiber can’t replace cotton in the kitchen; it melts when exposed to heat.

Burnt Microfiber Waffle TowelThe picture above is what happens when you try to use our all purpose microfiber towel to remove a vegetable grilling basket from a 400+ degree barbecue. The picture to the left is what happens when you put a microfiber waffle towel used for drying to close to a lit gas stove (actually right on top of a lit gas stove). As you can see the towels didn’t catch on fire, but they did melt like a plastic would when exposed to high heat. The reason for this is the polyamide (nylon) fibers in the towels have a relatively low melting point. Because of this you have to be careful when using microfiber in a kitchen or other application with the possibility of exposure to high heat.

Is Microfiber Green? Comparing Microfiber’s Environmental Impact With Cotton and Paper

Is Microfiber Green and Safe For Environment

Are microfiber cleaning products truly green cleaning tools? Overall, does microfiber have a positive impact on the environment or a negative impact? In order to make a proper evaluation on how green microfiber is, we must ask three key questions:

  • Is it made in a green way?
  • Is it used in a green way?
  • Can it be disposed of in a green way?

In this article, we’ll answer these questions and go over the alternatives to microfiber and consider their environmental impacts as well.

How Is It Made?

Let’s start with the first question. Is there anything green about what microfiber is made from or how it’s manufactured? When compared to a natural fiber like cotton there is not a conclusive answer. Microfiber is made mostly from polyester which is composed mostly from an ester and a dihydric alcohol and a terephthalic acid. This means microfiber is inorganic and does not biodegrade, like cotton or paper.It also requires nearly twice the energy to produce microfiber as it does to produce a natural fiber such as cotton.

Now, let’s take a look at Microfiber’s biggest competitor: cotton. Cotton is one of the most profitable crops worldwide! According to The World Counts, 29 million tons of cotton are produced a year and, environmentally speaking, the cotton industry is one of the dirtiest industries in the world. This is due to the large amounts of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides used. The high use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides end up polluting waterways, contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, and ruin the soil. These all have direct and indirect impacts on human health and our ecosystem. Cotton is also a big contributor to water scarcity. It takes 20,000 liters of water to produce 1 kilogram of cotton, which is equivalent to just 1 t-shirt! Even an option such as organic cotton, uses much more water than conventional cotton and may produce even more greenhouse gas emissions, due to a variety of factors.

Another alternative to microfiber and cotton is paper. Paper is a natural product and even more biodegradable than cotton, which is good! The issues in manufacturing paper towels is that it contributes to deforestation and high-water use. It contributes to air pollution from the heavy diesel machinery used in logging and transportation, as well as the manufacturing process at paper mills.  Plus, many paper towels are bleached in order to get the white color, which can produce environmental toxins.

are microfiber cloths bad for the environment

How Is It Used

Is microfiber used in a green way? The answered is an overwhelming yes! There isn’t anything else on the market that cleans as effectively without using chemicals as microfiber. In fact, microfiber can effectively clean with just water for a variety of cleaning tasks. The difference between microfiber and other non-microfiber mops, towels, and dusters is that other products rely on chemicals to do the cleaning and they only remove what the chemicals release from the surface. Microfiber does both, it loosens dust, dirt, and debris from surface and takes it off the surface without the use of chemical cleaners.

An article posted by Clean Link, discusses many reasons why microfiber is able to clean more effectively and with fewer chemicals than cotton. Microfiber is one-third the diameter of a cotton fiber yet is more absorbent. Thus, microfiber can effectively pick up more dirt, and debris. Tests done by the EPA have shown that microfiber cloths and water remove up to 98% of bacteria and 93% of viruses from surfaces ( As mentioned earlier, microfiber is inorganic. It’s a negative in terms of biodegrading, but in terms of cleaning with less chemicals it is a positive! That’s because the inorganic microfibers don’t harbor odor and bacteria like natural fibers. Lastly, microfiber uses much less water than cotton when cleaning, according to Clean Link, it can be up to 10-30 times less! And both microfiber and cotton have much better cleaning capacity than paper towels.

It’s also exponentially more durable than natural fibers like cotton. Compare a microfiber towel to a cotton bar towel. A cotton bar towel can be washed 20-30 times before it loses its effectiveness, a microfiber towel can be washed 200-300 times before it loses its effectiveness.  Because cotton and paper are less durable, they need to be replaced much more often! As we discussed above this leads to more air pollution, deforestation, chemical usage, and water usage. Since a microfiber towel lasts ten times longer that certainly overcomes the fact that it’s manufactured in a less environmentally friendly way.

Microfiber Eco-Friendly Benefits Chart

How Is It Disposed Of

Although Microfiber is not biodegradable like cotton or paper towels, the important thing to ask is can it be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way? The answer is YES! First of all, microfiber is not biodegradable. If you’re concerned about the environment, then you don’t want to toss worn out microfiber in trash receptacles that will end up in a landfill. However, there are numerous ways to recycle microfiber. The easiest way is to take your worn-out microfiber to a thrift store like Salvation Army or Goodwill. When they have textiles that don’t sell, they send them off to companies that repurpose them for things like cushioning and batting. Another way to recycle microfiber is to send them directly to the companies that repurpose them.

What about Micro plastic Pollution?

The biggest concern regarding microfiber is microplastic pollution. This occurs because all microfiber products can shed the microscopic microfibers in the wash and can make their way to the ocean. While this is true there are some important things to note.

  1. Most of the microplastic pollution is from your synthetic clothing, cosmetics, and decaying of larger plastic items (ex: water bottles).
  2. There is much scientific uncertainty about microplastic issues and how that affects human health (Tox Town).
  3. Wastewater treatment facilities generally remove 95 to 99 percent of microfibers (Surfrider)

But there are many simple solutions you can take to wash microfiber to reduce any shedding. Microfiber clothing manufacturers Patagonia and REI list some great ways to reduce the microplastics in the wash.

  1. Use High Quality Microfiber Products
  2. Invest in a Front-load Washer, which shed approximately 7 times fewer microfibers
  3. Wash on delicate setting and with colder water when necessary
  4. Install a lint filter or products that collect microfiber shedding in the laundry

The Verdict On Microfiber’s Environmental Impacts

Microfiber Green Cleaning

Despite microfiber’s drawbacks which include what it’s made from and the fact that it’s not biodegradable; microfiber is absolutely a green cleaning tool. Its drawbacks are far outweighed by the benefits of microfiber which include its incredible durability and the fact that you can clean effectively without chemical cleaners. The eco-friendly benefits of microfiber are:

  1. No Pesticide Sprays or Synthetic Fertilizers Used in Manufacturing
  2. Less Water Used in Cleaning & Manufacturing
  3. No Deforestation
  4. Fewer Chemicals Used When Cleaning
  5. Most Durable and Reusable
  6. Recyclable

As mentioned earlier in the post it is important to use microfiber that is high quality. Check out where we have our microfiber made to ensure your towels are made in a responsible and sustainable way.

Best Microfiber Products For Green Cleaning

The below products are high quality microfiber products made to clean great with just plain water and last for years to come!


  •  World Cotton Production Statistics – The World Counts –
  • Organic farming is actually worse for climate change than conventional farming –
  • Choosing Between Microfiber and Cotton –
  • Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting: A Curriculum for Early Care and Education –
  • Microplastics –
  • Plastic Microfibers: Recent Findings and Potential Solutions –
  • An Update On Microfiber Pollution –
  • Microfibers What We Know So Far –