From Rags to Microfiber: 5 Reasons to Make the Transformation

Microfiber: 5 Reasons to Make the Transformation

Are you really cleaning or just pushing dirt around? If you’re not using microfiber, chances are you’re just moving dirt particles around and leaving residue behind, left with the illusion the area is clean. With microfiber, clean is not just an illusion, but a reality.

Toss out the old and bring in the new. Microfiber will be the fairy godmother to your cleaning program – a long-lasting spell that will transform it from ordinary to extraordinary.

What is Microfiber and How Does it Work?

How Microfiber WorksMicrofiber is a cloth made up of fine threads that combine to form a single thread 100 times thinner than a strand of human hair. The threads are woven together, increasing absorbency and creating a surface area is 40 times that of traditional cotton.

Wedge-shaped, small microfiber strands attract and grab particles of dirt, grease and moisture on surfaces, trapping and storing them inside the cloth. Chemicals are only necessary as a cleaner or disinfectant; they are not required to act as a bonding agent to keep the dirt adhered to the cloth.

5 Reasons to Make the Transformation

1. Profitability: Microfiber weighs less than traditional rags and there is no need to wring out microfiber like a traditional mop. Instead, workers replace dirty mop heads with clean ones. With less weight to move around and fewer trips to take to the bucket to dip and refill, workers are able clean faster, increasing productivity. A smaller amount of chemicals and water are required for the job. Less money is spent on chemicals, leaving more money in your pocket. Microfiber reduces effort and resources required to clean areas.

2. Health: Microfiber programs make it easier to comply with protocols that require change-outs. A new mop head can be used for each room and used mops are never returned to clean water in order to help reduce cross-contamination between rooms. Workers also enjoy health benefits because they spend less time handling chemicals.

3. Safety: Not only does microfiber allow workers to clean faster, but it also allows them to clean safer. Less weight to move around and lift reduces strain, making microfiber a more ergonomic option. The chance for slips and falls is also reduced. The dense cloth is able to hold up to six times its weight in water* allowing for quick clean-up and floors that dry faster.

4. Durability: Don’t be fooled by the soft texture and light weight of microfiber cloths. As a result of the intricate weavings of synthetic fibers, they are also extremely tough. Designed to withstand hundreds of launderings, the cloths are durable for up to 500 washings.

5. Sustainability: Microfiber meets CIMS-GB and qualifies for USGBC LEED credits for its contribution to Indoor Environmental Quality Credit 3.1. Microfiber meets the standards as a sustainable cleaning material – it uses less chemical and provides energy savings with lower wash and dry temperatures.

Ready to make the transformation? Contact the HP Textile Division.


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Courtney Petesch

Courtney Petesch is the Marketing Specialist for HP Products, a distributor of 50,000 facility maintenance products throughout the Midwest. Courtney has over 5 years of experience managing e-commerce product content and merchandising, overseeing social media initiatives, executing email marketing campaigns and evaluating analytics.