We use microfiber cleaning cloths and floor washing pads because they allow us to clean your floors more effectively with less cleaning solution, and that results in a cleaner healthier home for you and your family.
Microfiber Adsorbs versus Terry Cloth Absorbs
Adsorb means to attract and hold to the surface substances, liquids, or gasses. Absorb means to take-up or draw something into itself through pores or interstices. Microfibers adsorb liquids, semi-liquids, and dried product incredibly well. This includes both water and oil based products, which makes them ideally suited for removing particles from your floors. Another unique characteristic attributed to the microscopic size of the fibers in a microfiber cleaning cloth is the ability for these miniature fibers to get into small microscopic surface imperfections and remove dust and particles from microscopic crevices and grout lines in your floor. At the microscopic level, your floors are not completely smooth and flat, but actually resembles a surface made up of miniature hills and valleys, with holes (pores), and interstices (microscopic fissures and scratches). Microfiber cleaning cloths are better at removing particles imbedded into these surface imperfections, dramatically better than the larger fibers found in terry cloth towels. Another unique feature of premium quality microfiber polishing cloths is the unique triangular shape of the cross-section of each of the fibers. This triangular shaped cross-section enables these fibers to slice into grime and spills, lifting and removing them from the surface (much like a miniature squeegee) as they are wiped across the surface. The following three characteristics,
- Miniature size
- Ability to adsorb
- Triangular shaped cross-section
enables microfiber cleaning cloths to lift and remove particles and grime better than traditional towels and with dramatically much less pressure and chemicals. So, that’s what why microfibers are essential to green cleaning.
- Traps Dirt Easier
- Cleans floors better
- Attracts 6 times its weight in liquid
- Lint Free
- Can Color Code to avoid cross Contamination in different departments
- Can be washed hundreds of times
- Uses Less Chemicals
- Environmentally Friendly
Terry Cloths for some initial cleanings
Terry cloth cleaning cloths can still be useful for very dirty surfaces, because they rinse and wash, rinse and wash, rinse and wash more easily than microfiber cleaning cloths (which by holding particles more effectively release particles best by washing them in a washing machine between each use). So, depending on the initial condition of a house, we sometimes still use terry cloth cleaning cloths for some initial cleaning applications. This is an exception that only applies to some initial cleaning assignments.