Cleaning with Microfiber is Best!

I am sure you have all heard about cleaning with microfiber. You may or may not use it, but after you read this you will never want to use anything else.

Let us start with the basics of microfiber. What is it? 

Microfiber is fibers usually made up of a blend of polyester, nylon and microfiber polymer. These materials are bundled together to form a strand so small the human eye can barely see it. Those bundles are then split into ultra-fine single fibers (estimated to be at least one-sixteenth the size of a human hair). The amount of splits determines the quality of the microfiber. The more splits, the more absorbent it is. In addition, the chemical process manufacturers use to split the microfibers creates a positive electric charge. 

Whoa, the basics? . . . Are you still with me? Basically they are fancy cloths that attract more dirt and germs because of static electricity, than regular cloths. You will notice the difference immediately when cleaning with a high-quality microfiber cloth vs. a traditional rag.

Not all microfiber is the same, at Don Aslett we only have the best microfiber! You will find our plush microfiber has the highest weight and absorbency. These are super soft to the touch and can be used to even wash your face!

We have thought outside of the box, and created a microfiber cloth with a pocket for your fingers! This helps you reach corners without getting your hands dirty! This cloth still has a high absorbency and plush pile on one side and tight microfiber on the other.

We sell more traditional microfiber with a dual duty purpose. Tight loops on one side and flip it over for a soft scrub side, these microfiber are much lighter in weight than our plush. 

We even believe in cleaning your floors with microfiber and sell high-quality microfiber mops and spray mops that can be used over and over! All you have to do is remove the microfiber pad from the bottom and throw it in the washing machine when done!

You can trust that these cloths will work to remove bacteria and dirt. 

Why should I use it? We already established they work better at collecting germs and bacteria, but they are eco-friendly too. You can use your microfiber towels hundreds of times, saving you money from buying wasteful paper towel. Good quality Microfiber cloths are easy to clean, helps reduce the amount of chemicals and water used, and because the material dries quickly, it’s resistant to bacteria growth.

Pictured: Garden 10 pc. microfiber set

When to use Microfiber? At Don Aslett, our favorite places to clean are kitchens and bathrooms, and the Dual Microfiber cloths will get the job done. It has a scrubbing side that is textured for scrubbing.

You can use Microfiber to polish or dust, no chemicals or sprays needed. The dust sticks to the cloth. Washing your car, windows & glass, carpet stains, walls & ceilings, and of course the floors. Microfiber mops use less liquid than standard cotton mops. Saves you time, no more dipping and wringing. The conventional mop is eliminated!

Picture: Pocket microfiber cloth

How do I clean my microfiber? Rule #1- Avoid bleach and fabric softener. This will clog the fibers and make it less effective over time. Wash in warm or hot water with a small amount of mild detergent. Dry on low heat without other items, the lint from other items will stick to your microfiber. 

And that is it! That is the how, what, when, and where on microfiber! 

Here are some of my FAVORITE microfiber products! 

September 16, 2020 — Marissa Benson


Janet said:

How do you suggest washing these cloths? Is it okay to let them dry before washing? Is it okay to dry them in a dryer? Is it okay to wash them with non-microfiber fabrics? Thanks!

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