Microfibre Cleaning

Cross section of cotton and microfibre. Cotton fibres leave residue behind, where as microfibre will draw dust and dirt into the fibres.

About Microfibre

Microfibre is a synthetic fibre which is 100 times finer then a human hair. These ultra-fine fibres have an outstanding ability to pick up incredibly fine dust and dirt particles, making them the perfect solution for daily cleaning. The material has several uses in today’s world such as sports clothing and equipment, but it is becoming increasingly popular as a cleaning tool.

How It Works

Traditional cleaning cloths are made from nylon or cotton, however, these fibres are massive in comparison to microfibre. When drawing a cloth over a surface, there is a natural force of adhesion between dirt particles and the fibres. This attraction is normally very small, but because the number of fibres is greater on a microfibre cloth compared to a traditional cloth, the force is magnified so dirt and dust is literally drawn into the cloth through capillary action.

Microfibre cleaning provides an alternative to chemical cleaning. Instead of using detergents with water to break down dirt and grime, this method relies purely on physics and the adhesive attractions generated by the cloths and the movements over the surface.

The cloths can be pre-treated with the correct amount of water, creating the perfect conditions within the cloth for cleaning. These cloths can be used by hand on walls or other surfaces, or alternatively placed onto mop frames to cover large areas of hard flooring in a short space of time.

Environmental benefits

Most of the time microfibre is best employed with little to no water. This eradicates the need for harmful chemicals which would normally be used using conventional methods.

The cloths have a long lifespan and can be reused many times after use. The cloths do have to be laundered at high temperature, but each cloth can be re-used up to 500 times!

Cost Benefits

Because microfibre cloths can be used again and again and without chemicals, the costs speak for themselves. You are able to achieve the same, high quality level of cleaning but without the expense of various chemicals for different tasks. No chemicals also means less storage space is required.