Using Microfibre: Exploring Its Benefits And Learning How To Clean It


Microfibre technology has revolutionised the commercial cleaning industry. Unlike conventional cloth fibres that push and scatter dirt and moisture throughout the flooring, microfibre technology has the ability to lift and lock dirt and moisture deep within its fibres. If you own a commercial cleaning company or if you are looking to hire a commercial cleaning company for your office, you will want to spend a considerable amount of time reviewing the types of cleaning supplies that are available on the market. In particular, you will want to switch from conventional cleaning supplies to microfibre cleaning supplies. This article will define what microfibre is, explore its benefits, and teach you how to properly clean the material.

What Is Microfibre?

Microfibre is composed of densely constructed polyester and polyamide fibres, otherwise known as nylon. These fibres are approximately 1/16th the thickness of human hair, and are woven together to form thicker strands of fibres. The woven structure mimics a net and can easily trap dirt, debris and other particles on the surface of the flooring. In addition, the nylon possesses a static charge that is responsible for attracting dirt and debris. 

What Benefits Does Microfibre Offer?

Many companies are wary of switching to microfibre cleaning technology as it is relatively new; however, with so many benefits that can be reaped from the switch, there really is no reason not to. Some common benefits that can be enjoyed by switching to microfibre cleaning equipment will include:

  • enhanced cleaning power. Microfibre cleaning supplies are extremely absorbent, and have the ability to reach down into the smallest crevices, surface pores and indentations. As a result, microfibre cleaning products tend to be 45% more efficient than conventional ones. 
  • increased durability. Microfibre cleaning supplies will last five to ten times longer than conventional ones.
  • reduces water and chemical usage. By switching to microfibre, you can enjoy chemical and water savings of up to 95%. Microfibre cleaning supplies can help significantly reduce expenses.
  • cross-contamination reduction. According to the 2008 Center for Disease Control guidelines, microfibre decreases the possibility of microbial transfers from room to room. This helps reduce and prevent the spread of infections.
  • reduce work-related injuries. Microfibre cleaning supplies weigh significantly less when compared to conventional cleaning supplies. As a result, these cleaning supplies will cause less of a strain on employees. Since microfibre is must lighter, it is also much easier to use. This can help improve overall productivity.

How Do You Clean Microfibre? 

Since microfibre cleaning equipment is composed of nylon, it is quite vulnerable and can be easily broken down by high levels of heat. To maintain the condition of the microfibre cleaning equipment, avoid washing them in water with temperatures that exceed 95 degrees Celsius, and should not be dried in environments with a temperature exceeding 60 degrees Celsius. The detergents used should have a pH level of 10 or less.

Avoid using fabric softeners and bleach as these detergents can cause irreversible damage to the fibres. Oxygenated bleach is usually recommended instead. You should also consult with the instruction manual when diluting chemicals to be used as detergents. Microfibre cleaning supplies can typically last up to 500 wash cycles. In comparison, conventional cleaning equipment can last only 55 cycles.


There are numerous variants of cleaning supplies on the market. With the invention of microfibre technology, many commercial cleaning supplies have made the switch. Regardless of whether you own your own commercial cleaning company or whether you are looking for a commercial cleaning company to provide you with the cleaning services that you need, microfibre technology can prove to be extremely beneficial. For more information, talk to a cleaning supply specialist.


22 October 2014

Cleaning Hacks, Tips and Ideas

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