Microfiber Cleaning Guide Part 1: What are Microfibers?

What Does Microfiber Actually Mean?

 For decades, Microfiber cleaning fibers has been providing unparalleled cleaning capabilities throughout the United States. While it has only recently risen to super-stardom among residential customers, commercial businesses have been using these wonder-fibers for years. Regardless of when you have learned about this quality cleaning aid taking advantage of its quality cleaning capabilities is easy to do. As these powerful, durable, and impeccably soft cleaning tools deliver dynamic and impactful results.

Throughout this guide we will provide a thorough account of everything you need to know about Microfiber Cleaning tools. This guide will first detail history and make-up of the product. In part two of this account, we will delve into what microfibers are, what makes them such an effective cleaning tool. And finally, in part three we will describe what products are the best fit for each scenario.

In part one of this guide, we will illustrate what exactly Microfibers are, and why they are so adept at cleaning.

A Quick History of Microfiber Cleaning Tools
The term Micofiber has a very futuristic quality to it. However, these fibers have been around for a lot longer than people realize. Dating back to the 1950s, these ultra-fine fibers were developed by using a technique known as flash spinning. Unfortunately it took some time to mass-produce these products effectively. When the product was finally ready to hit the shelves, it did so in a major way. Microfiber cleaning tools quickly gained notoriety in Europe during the early 1990s. Making them a hot item for bars, restaurants, cleaning companies, automotive business, and residential households. By the mid-2000s, these cleaning fibers rose to prominence in the United States, quickly becoming a must-have cleaning tool.

What is a Microfiber?
Simply put, a Microfiber is an artificial thread of fiber that has been constructed from a combination of polyamide and polyester. Measuring in at one-sixteenth the size of a strand of human hair; these teardrop-shaped Microfibers can do a lot for their size. Due to their diminutive build, as well as being packed densely, the coverage area for a Microfiber cleaning tool is infinitely greater when compared to a cotton version. Microfibers have been verified to provide higher levels of absorption, dirt pick-up and retention, and deliver a longer shelf-life compared to like-minded cleaning tools.

In part two of this series, we will discuss the benefits of Microfiber cleaning tools.

Click here to continue to Part Two of our series on Microfiber Cleaning

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