If you've ever seen a microfibre cloth in action, you might be wondering “how do microfibre cloths work?"
These clever, yet highly hygienic cloths consist of tiny fibres which attach themselves easily to dirt particles. When cleaning, this means that dirt doesn't get missed and detergent and water aren't left behind on a surface.
The fabric microfibre was first introduced in 1970 by Toray Industries scientist Dr. Miyoshi Okamoto, and since then, the cleaning industry has been revolutionised. Incredibly, each microfibre is up to 100 times finer than a human hair! With around 200,000 fibres in one square inch of a typical microfibre towel, this mean there's an extensive surface area for just one cloth to absorb liquid or capture dust and dirt.
How Do You Use A Microfibre Cloth?
One of the main benefits of using a microfibre cloth, especially if you are thinking about becoming greener in the workplace, is that they work well without the use of cleaning chemicals.
There is no need to add lots of water and detergents like you would with a traditional cleaning cloth. In fact, using water in some cases may actually make the cloth less effective if being used for dusting!
They are also extremely versatile and can be used in almost any room or environment. Whether it's cleaning worktops and cookers in the kitchen, polishing chrome faucets, taps or showerheads or using a microfibre mop for washing the floors with less water residue, microfibre cloths are ready to take on just about any cleaning job. To put it simply, they can be used to clean almost any hard surface!
How Do You Clean A Microfibre Cloth?
Another plus point for microfibre cloths is that they can be washed time and time again, meaning that they are kinder to the environment compared to using a disposable cloth. They should be washed after use by using hot water and a detergent. However, do not use fabric conditioner, as this can clog the fibres in the cloth and make it ineffective.
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