Microfiber window cleaning cloths: what to watch out for!

> How window cleaning cloths are made from microfiber

> These are the differences

> Water and stretch test: testing the quality of your microfiber cloth

> Checklist: what to watch out for

Some microfiber glass cleaning cloths are not any better than cotton ones. Others, on the other hand, meet the highest cleaning requirements with perfect suction power and an almost unlimited service life. Why is this the case? And what should I pay attention to when buying?

There are only a few companies in the world that produce microfibers. This is because the manufacturing process involves enormous investment and only pays off if they can produce extremely high quantities. In other words: all microfiber products (regardless of the brand) come from one of these few manufacturers and are developed using the same process.

Nevertheless, there are extreme differences in quality and performance. Microfiber products are only as good as their manufacturer. Whether the exact ratio of polyester and polyamide fibers, the weaving or knitting process, or the dyeing of the fabric, the production process is complex and runs the risk of numerous errors. That's why it's all the more important to rely on the right manufacturer who offers reliable quality control. The microfiber glass cleaning cloths from UNGER, for example, are absolutely high-quality and carefully produced.

Is your microfiber glass cleaning cloth high quality? Take the test:

  1. Water test

Before first use, machine wash each microfiber glass cleaning cloth at 60°C (hot). Afterwards, you can check its ability to absorb water. If the cloth barely absorbs any water, but instead only pushes it around, it is of inferior quality. Warning: Of course, this only applies to the normal amount of water used for window cleaning, i.e. not trying to use the cloths to absorb floods.

  1. Stretch test

Check how well the cloth stretches. As a rule, microfiber glass cleaning cloths should barely stretch at all or return directly to their original shape. Here too, don't overdo it, just stretch it slightly.

Checklist: pay attention to these indicators of quality:

  • Ultra-fine microfiber.
  • 350 to 400 gsm material thickness (very high water absorption).
  • Absorbs water and doesn't push it around.
  • When used dry, it traps dust with static charge.
  • The cloth should resist stretching.
  • Withstands approx. 500 washing cycles at 60°C (Attention: Always wash the microfiber glass cleaning cloth separately from other products or in a net. Do not use fabric softener.)
  • Made up of 70% polyester and 30% polyamide.

Do you also use microfiber cloths to clean windows? What experiences have you had? Post a comment or reply on Facebook.

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