When it comes to cleaning, having the right tools is essential. Whether tidying up your home or wiping down your car, a quality microfibre cleaning cloth can make all the difference. It is best to go for high-quality lint-free cloths when purchasing microfibre cloths. As the name suggests, these cloths are designed to be free of lint and fluff, ensuring a high-quality clean every time. But what exactly is a lint-free cloth, and how does it differ from other cleaning cloths on the market? Let's take a closer look.
What is a lint?
A lint is those annoying pieces of fabric a cloth leaves behind when cleaning a surface.
Where lint's come from
The cause of this is poor manufacturing. Microfibre fabric requires 'splitting', which breaks down the fibres allowing the material to become soft, delicate and absorbent. However, when the machinery & caustic soda splits the fibre too much, the cloth will slowly break down and lint. We work with the highest-graded machinery to ensure this does not happen with ours.
Why lint's can be problematic
Lints are a problem and not just an annoyance. This is because when a cloth is shredding lints, it's slowly breaking down; soon, there will be no cloth left, and it will become useless and a waste of money.
Benefits of Using a Lint-Free Cloth
A lint-free cloth is far more helpful, as you won't have to go around and pick up all the pieces of fabric after cleaning. Also, it's more cost-effective as a cloth that doesn't lint will last for years.
When do you need high-quality lint-free cloth?
We would always recommend buying lint-free cloths or rags as it is cost-effective and less impactful on the environment. However, here is a list of jobs you will want them for:
The Best Type of Lint-Free Cloths
Microfiber cloths are the best type of cleaning cloth to purchase to avoid lints. However, you do not want cheap supermarket brands as these tend to shred.
Why are microfibre cloths the best for cleaning?
The majority are lint-free, and their cleaning powers are second to none. Microfibre cloths are also great to use dry as the tiny fibres create a positive static charge which draws in dust & dirt, unlike cotton cloths which make a negative charge, which pushes dust & dirt away. When wet, the microfibres use capillary action, which draws in moisture.
In addition to their cleaning power, microfibre cloths are also known for their durability. These cloths can withstand hundreds of washings without losing effectiveness, making them a cost-effective cleaning solution. They also dry quickly and don't leave behind lint or fibres, which can be problematic with traditional cleaning cloths. They are also lightweight, easy to handle and store, and take up less space than conventional cleaning tools.
How to Choose the Right Lint-Free Cloth
Consider the task, will the cloth be used for all-purpose cleaning or a specific job? We recommend a cloth like our pearl knit. This super tight weave will ensure no lints will shred. Made to the highest quality possible, if these cloths are cared for properly, they can last for many years. It also has a sonic edge cut, perfect for a car enthusiast or anyone working on sensitive surfaces worrying about hems causing scratches.
Also, considering the desired lifespan, our premium microfibre cloths can be laundered up to 500 times. We are ensuring a long cost-effective life!
Tips for Maintaining Your Microfibre Cloths
We recommend washing our cloths at around 40 degrees Celsius. We make our cloths of the highest quality fabrics, which allows washing up to 95 degrees Celsius. However, shrinkage will occur in the initial few washes, up to 5%. Also, our cloths can be tumbled dried, which can be beneficial as it opens the fibres. Finally, unlike most microfibre cloths, our threads will not burn at high temperatures.
Please do not use any fabric softeners/conditions when washing our cloths. Fabric softeners/conditions will leave a coating on fabrics, preventing the microfibres from working efficiently.
We would only recommend throwing away one of these cloths when you have cleaned a mess with sticking or glue-like substance or filthy ones. To prevent accidental damage to a surface, you are cleaning.
In conclusion, remember you don't want to be running around picking up lints after you've cleaned, and you don't want cheap cloths which will not last. So when purchasing lint-free cloth, choose high-quality microfibre cloths from a trusted supplier.