Microfiber is a polyester and nylon fiber that is used to make fabric. The fiber is many times smaller than a human hair; when woven together, the fibers create a net-like surface that traps more dirt, debris and moisture than cotton. The nylon in the microfiber has a static charge that pulls in and traps dirt until the fiber is washed. In addition, microfiber mops use significantly less water and require minimal chemicals to clean effectively. Finally, because microfiber mops weigh less than traditional cotton mops, workers experience less back strain and fatigue from repeated use.
Microfiber is simply a superior cleaning material. Advantages include:
The fibers absorb seven times their weight in water.
Just using water and microfiber removes 98.9% of bacteria from smooth surfaces.
Microfiber can be laundered and reused 400-500 times.
The fabric dries in one-third the time of traditional cotton cloths.
Microfiber reduces slip and fall potential as floors dry faster than when cleaned with conventional mops.
Because of the fibers’ net-like structure, microfiber mops have more surface contact with the floor and remove more dirt than cotton mops do.