The production of microfiber is a very high tech process. It takes a scientifically advanced process to create the ultra-thin polymer thread to a diameter of only a few hundredths of a millimeter.
In the production of polyamide microfibers polyamide yarn attach to form a star, and then the thread is dipped into the molten polyester. After that, special extrudersburst through very fine openings. The result is an internal “asterisk” shaped polyamide with a polyester circuit.
After extrusion the filaments are cooled with water, which leads to the separation of the components which allows the polyamide and polyester yarns to separate. As a result the division creates a very high degree of micro-annuls, this is why microfiber has such high absorbency.
This process creates the microfiber cloth that we have come to know and love!
Throughout the last decade microfiber popularity has grown tremendously. This is because people have begun to notice how they can clean, detail, or polish any surface better than the alternative cleaning applicators. When you couple microfiber’s superior performance along with its ability to eliminate the use of chemical products it is an easy choice. Whether you run your own company, or are using them for personal use, microfiber will reduce chemical exposure, eliminate harmful waste, save you time, save you money, and make cleaning much more enjoyable.
Using microfiber in your home for an extended period of time can really improve your quality of life! I know it sounds silly that a cleaning product can make that large of a difference, but it can, AND it will! Using water and eliminating chemicals on all of your surfaces will almost completely eliminate chemical exposure. Go out and buy yourself some microfiber and you will be able to tell the difference almost immediately. I am willing to bet you will never go back to cotton or other varietals!
Not only will microfiber save your health it will save your wallet. Microfiber cleaning cloths are typically the same cost as their cotton counterparts and last twice as long. Professional grade microfibers are rated at 500x machine washable and have a 2-year warranty. Use the proper washing instructions and they can last even longer! Now take into account all of the money you spend on cleaners and antimicrobials and you’re going to save a lot!
Along with money you will save time too! Microfibers do a much better job cleaning so you do not have to go over surfaces more than once. The more time you save the less effort you are putting in too. Cleaning the kitchen will no longer tire you out! Nobody’s favorite task is cleaning, so you might as well cut down on time spent on it!
Microfiber cleaning cloths can easily reduce cleaning time by 50%. Many cleaning surfaces such as appliances, walls, counters and floors are much easier to maintain and clean thoroughly when using microfiber products. Window washing, metal polishing such as stainless steel appliances are no longer a dread, and I no longer have to worry about damaging, scratching or leaving streak stains behind with microfibers.
Our opinions on microfiber cloths are based off our experience from different brands we have tested. We compared the quality of those from Costco and other brands. Although those cloths were a great improvement from traditional cloths, our microfibers have far out performed those of our competitors. Not only that our quality stands out, but also we have many options as far as colors, size and types of microfibers to choose from.
Just like any product, performance varies from brand to brand, and experimentation is recommended to determine how different cloths can handle different or specific tasks. I’d like to explain a few different microfiber uses in which you may incorporate in your home and cleaning routine.
The Kitchen: In most homes, this is where microfibers would be used the most. To clean just about everything from counter tops and cabinets to the floors and appliances. The little microfibers do an amazing job cleaning away dirt and food residues as well as getting greasy films and messes.
The Bathroom: Just like the kitchen, microfibers can easily remove dirt and residues from all surfaces. Especially from the shower walls and tiles.
Surfaces with a Shine: You’ll be amazed how easy it is to get a streak free shine on your windows, mirrors, chrome fixtures, granite and other shiny surfaces, especially when you use the specifically designed glass cloth.
Dusting: You will see that dusting becomes obsolete when using microfibers. The cloth will pick up and trap the dust rather than sending it airborne! Without using traditional products, there is no chemical residue left behind for dust to stick on.
Floors: Whether you clean the floors with your hands and knees or use a traditional mop, microfiber cleaning cloths will amaze you. After cleaning a tile floor with microfibers, will not only see the difference, but you will absolutely feel the difference. You will be surprised on how much grime and residue traditional cleaning products leave behind.
Your Body: Bathing with microfibers cleanses the body like no other. Not only does it feel good to have an extremely soft cloth rub against your skin, but also it gets into the pours and removes all the nasty dirt and oils that make us dirty. You’ll never feel so clean again and won’t want to switch!
Stain Removal:Microfiber are great for stain removals. Using only water, we have successfully cleaned upholstery, carpeting, walls, and even clothing. It’s always a great idea to keep a small cloth with you just in case if you’re out and something gets spilled on you. We have seen microfibers remove blood, wine, waterproof ink, coffee, marker nail polish, grease, rust, vomit, ketchup, and many others. Keep in mind, when using microfiber cloths; the general rule of thumb is to use it wet for cleaning and dry for dusting. When using the microfiber wet, you want to wring out as much water as possible before cleaning. This helps increase the cloths absorbency as well as the fibers ability to pick up dirt.
If you have not already switched to microfibers then you really should consider on adding a few cloths to your dwelling. As you look for microfibers, keep in mind that not all microfiber cloths are created equally. Factors such as the manufacturing process, fiber quality, size, and design have huge impacts on the performance of the cloths.