Here at Alliance UK online, we stock a good selection of microfibre cloths. Our microfibre cloths are easy to use and can be used for a wide-range of tasks. It is this versatility across a whole range of surfaces that makes colour coded microfibre cloths ideal for your colour coding regime.
In any cleaning task, whether it’s wiping down surfaces, cleaning up spills or washing soiled dishes you need the right equipment for the job.
Buy Microfibre Cloths & more from our Wipes & Cloths range at Alliance UK. Our highly absorbent microfibre cloths, and tough, abrasive, washable cloths designed to be used time and time again, saving you the cost of replacements.
What Is A Microfibre Cloth
If you use Microfibre cloths for cleaning, you’ve surely noticed that they’re a vast improvement over old rags or even paper towels. But what exactly is a Microfibre cloth? And have you ever wondered how they work or what they’re made of? Get ready to find out.
Fair warning: The following information may lead to you purchasing a t-shirt proclaiming your love for Microfibre.
What Are Microfibre Cloths Made Of?
As the name suggests, Microfibre cloths are made from very small fibers. If you’re trying to get a sense of scale, Microfibres are smaller than a strand of silk. They make the fibers in cotton cleaning cloths seem downright bulky and cloddish.
Now, take a glance at the label of the Microfibre cloths you use for cleaning. Oftentimes they’re made of a blend of polyester and polyamide or nylon. In short, this means the cloths are made of plastic. The polyester and polyamide are combined in such a way that the fibers are split. In addition to creating more fiber surfaces with which to clean, this makes the cloths very porous. When you use Microfibre cloths for cleaning, you benefit from both of these factors.
How Do Microfibre Cloths Work?
Because of the makeup of the Microfibres, using Microfibre cloths for cleaning can make housekeeping both easier and more effective.
Cloths not made from Microfibre tend to push dirt and gunk around on surfaces, so cleaning can be a real bear. The beauty of Microfibre cloths is that the split fibers they’re made up create more surfaces that can hook onto dirt, dust and even bacteria. Many viruses are a bit too small to be scooped up by Microfibres, but still — a cloth with fibers so small it can snag bacteria is pretty impressive, right? Because of this, you can use Microfibre cloths for cleaning many surfaces with nothing more than water.
Have you ever wiped down your kitchen counter with a cotton cloth and then had to go back over it with a paper towel to get rid of the moisture and left-behind debris? Well, Microfibre can be used dry, so you eliminate the need for that second round of swiping. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, polyester and fats play well together, which means Microfibre is great for lifting grease and oil off surfaces without the aid of strong chemical cleaning agents.
In addition, the porous nature of Microfibre cloths means that they’re very absorbent and dry quickly. (if you’ve ever stepped on a Microfibre bathmat after showering, you have firsthand experience to how fast-drying this material is.) Therefore, even if you do dampen the cloths for cleaning stubborn smudges, they’ll barely leave a trace of liquid behind.
Properly Using Microfibre Cloths for Cleaning
Obviously, Microfibre is a dream cloth. However, it won’t work if it’s not used or maintained properly. Keep in mind that if you oversaturate a Microfibre cloth, it’s not going to work very well. Unless your goal is to push dirty water around on a surface, you’ll only want to lightly dampen Microfibre cloths as you clean.
Additionally, you need to launder your Microfibre cloths regularly. Doing so not only ensures that you’re being hygienic, it makes your Microfibre cloths last longer. These cloths require some special TLC on laundry day, so read up on washing Microfibre cloths before you toss them in the machine.
Now that you better understand how Microfibre cloths work, you may be wondering why Microfibre isn’t used in more cleaning tools. But it is! You can also find Microfibre mops, ceiling fan cleaners, blind cleaners and even kitchen sponges.