Ultra Microfiber Outshines Traditional Cleaning Methods
GUIDELINES FOR PRODUCT COMPARISON
Determining the quality of a microfiber cloth. Not all microfiber products are made alike.
There are many microfiber products currently on the market, making it complicated for the consumer to determine what the difference is between one product from the next. In order to get effective cleaning results from your microfiber cloths, it is important to make sure you know which ones to buy. It is best to make sure you are purchasing high quality ones.
Be assured that all our premium ultra microfiber cloths are superior to other microfiber products on the market. While they may appear similar at first, compare the quality yourself. When conducting research for yourself, consider these tests and guidelines.
What type of microfiber is the cloth made of?
Many manufactures have tried to imitate the microfiber technology, looking for ways to reduce costs. As a result, the quality has been compromised. Beware of the cheaper cloths out there. While other products may initially seem similar, they will not last as long, resulting in customers that are not as satisfied. Prices for microfiber cloths are directly related to the quality of the product and the polyester/polyamide blend. If the price is lower, it is a good indication of lesser quality manufacturing. Inexpensive microfiber products have very poor absorption and scrubbing qualities. In order to obtain a better cleaning performance look for the higher percentage of polyamide which indicates higher quality. The difference between microfiber made in other countries is the quality. The machinery necessary to produce split ultra microfiber is very expensive. Some countries cannot afford the machinery to manufacture split fibers, thus the quality is less and cloths are cheaper. The difference is in the processing and finished work of the cloth. Good quality ultra microfiber simply costs more.
Microfiber for cleaning is less than 1 denier or decitex per thread. The type of denier for ultra microfiber cloths is an important feature to understand the quality thickness and best cleaning performance for the products durability. High quality ultra microfiber used for cleaning should be smaller than 0.5 denier.
Test the cloth by holding it up to the sunlight, stretch the cloth and if it is a tight weave and you don't see a lot of sunlight, it's a high quality cloth. If it stretches easy and you see a lot of light, it is not a high quality cloth. We provide the best ultra microfiber on the market. The weave is strong and tight. You will be able to see and feel the difference.
How long will the cloths last?
Find out if it is machine washable and how long it is guaranteed to last for. Be cautious of products that only recommend hand washing. This indicates they may not last long. As well, are the edges finished well for durability so it doesn't fray when washed? Is there a label on the cloth with specs? Good ultra microfiber cloths should be machine washable hundreds of times and last for several years when cared for properly. (refer to the specs of each cloth for details and the guarantee).
Are the cloths absorbent?
Does the cloth push water around on a surface? If so the cloth likely is 100% polyester which is not very absorbent. If the cloth absorbs the water quickly or absorbs like a vacuum it is of the higher quality microfiber. Good quality ultra microfiber cloths can absorb 4 - 7 times its weight in water, more than twice as much as ordinary cotton. This high absorbency rate is most effective in removing grease and water from surfaces.
Does the cloth pick up bacteria?
It's important when buying microfiber products to make sure that they are split microfiber. This ensures the products to be of the highest-quality fabric effective for many cleaning applications. Independent tests and studies prove that the split fibers in ultra microfiber products pick up bacteria as the individual filaments do the work in cleaning. The open spaces in the microfiber created by the splitting process allow it to pick up and hold dust, dirt, grease, oil as well as absorb liquid. The fibers in ultra microfiber products are so small that they can collect almost invisible particles that would be impossible for any other cloth to detect. You will feel the cloth grabbing your skin which means it is made from split microfiber.
Microfiber that is used in clothing, furniture and other applications is not split because it is not designed to be absorbent, just soft. When buying from a retail store, if the packaging doesn't say its split, don't assume it is. If microfiber isn't split during manufacturing it is not much more than a very soft cloth.