Knowing how to clean microfiber cloths will not only make them more useful in the next cleaning process but also extend their usefulness. Being one of the basic cleaning tools everyone should have, microfiber cloths are crucial when it comes to keeping your home in tiptop condition. They do require proper cleaning and care for them to work well.
If you touch a microfiber cleaning cloth, it feels rough and bristly. This is due to the fine fibers that make up its synthetic fabric, which is interwoven and split to increase their surface area. The split fibers of a towel are what makes them great at wiping off dust and removing grime.
Unfortunately, their texture changes after accumulating dust and grime, making it harder for them to clean surfaces. While it is tempting to treat them like other fabrics, washing them improperly will wear out the split bristles and reduce their scrubbing power. This infographic by Homelization illustrates how to clean microfiber cloths.