Window cleaning micro-fibre cloths
Micro-fibre cloths are begining to take the place of the more traditional scrim cloth. The great advantage
of micro-fibre cloths is that they are ready for use, they do not need hours of preperation to enable you to use
There are many different types and sizes of micro-fibre cloth, all for slightly different purposes. But
all of these cloths have the advantage of being very long lasting and extremely effective at cleaning glass.
Microfibre products used for domestic cleaning are normally made from split conjugated fibres of polymide
and polyester. Microfibre used for commercial cleaning includes numerous products made of 100% polyester
microfibre. Microfibres are very soft and hold their shape well. When top-quality microfibre is combined with the
relevant knitting process, it produces a very effective cleaning material. This material can absorb up to
eight times its own weight in water. Microfibre products have tremendous ability to absorb oils. They are
not hard enough to scratch paintwork unless they have picked up grit or sand particles from previous
Microfibre is widely used by car valeters to enable them to remove wax from paintwork,cleaning car
interiors, quick detailing, cleaning vehicle glass, and drying. Due to their fine fibres which leave no lint or
dust, microfibre cloths are used by car valeters in a similar manner to a shammy leather.
Microfibre is used in numerous professional cleaning situations, for example in floor mops and cleaning
cloths. Although microfibre mops may cost more than other mops, they are likely to be more cost
effective because they are more hard wearing and require less effort to use.
Microfibre textiles produced for cleaning ,work on a microscopic scale. According to tests using microfibre
materials to clean a surface, leads to a reduction of the number of bacteria by 99%, compared
to a normal cleaning material which reduces this number by only 33%.
Microfibre cleaning tools are able to absorb fat and grease and their electrostatic properties give them amazing dust-attracting
Microfiber is unsuitable for some cleaning applications as it accumulates dust, debris, and particles. Sensitive
surfaces (such as all high-tech coated surfaces e.g. CRT, LCD and plasma screens) can easily be damaged by a microfiber
cloth if it has picked up grit or other abrasive particles during use. The cloth itself is generally safer to
use on these surfaces than other cloths, particularly as it requires no cleaning fluid. One way to minimize the
risk of damage to flat surfaces is to use a flat, non-rugged microfiber cloth, as these tend to be less prone to
Cleaning textiles made of microfiber must only be washed in regular washing detergent, not oily, self-softening,
soap-based detergents. Fabric softener must not be used. The oils in the
softener and self-softening detergents will clog up the fibers and make them less effective until the oils are