Anyone who wants to make household chores easier should make friends with microfiber. Whether mopping up floors after a messy pet, dusting lint from household furniture, or cleaning streaks off a glass mirror, we suggest you put this handy taskmaster on your cleaning supplies "bucket" list.
Reusable cleaning cloths, including microfiber mop pads and scrubbers, are a great alternative to traditional sponge mops, cleaning rags, and wasteful paper towels. Look for absorbent material that is durable and won’t fray or stay smelly after washing, such as these Grove Co. Microfiber Cleaning Cloths.
The best part? Microfiber is made to pick up fine particles and polish surfaces without leaving lint or other debris behind. Here are a few more ways to put it to work:
Rather than wander store aisles in search of the best microfiber cleaning cloths, we've made it simple by gathering this list of top-rated microfiber products just for you.
This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.
Slide this into place on our Collapsible Mop and Broom Handle and you’re ready to clean. The velcro-attached Microfiber Mop Pad polishes thoroughly and is easily removed for washing afterward. Did we mention it’s made from recycled materials?
The two-piece E-Cloth Kitchen Cleaning Pack effortlessly keeps your kitchen looking like new from sink to stove, with premium microfiber that's appropriate for all surfaces. Use the Cleaning Cloth to wipe away greasy splatters, crumbs, and over 99% bacteria from countertops, appliances, stainless, and more. Stubborn splatters don't require extra …
Our Microfiber Mop Pad polishes wood, tile, and laminate floors thoroughly — and attaches to our Removable Mop Head with velcro for easy removal and washing. Pair with our Removable Mop Head and Collapsible Mop and Broom Handle that collapses to one-third its length for easy storing, not to mention sparkling results.
The E-Cloth Deep Clean Mop Head attaches to our Deep Clean Mop to strip grease, grime, dirt, and over 99% of bacteria from all types of hard flooring. Wood, tile, or laminate, it cleans and protects your investment — using just water. There’s no need to add chemical cleaners — or worry about crawling kiddos and curious pets. The thick pad goes to …
The Full Circle Dust Whisperer Filament Microfiber Duster wins the gold medal for the most acrobatic cleaning accessory, literally bending over backward to banish dust bunnies from even the tiniest of hiding places. It also receives a perfect score for good looks. Beautifully crafted from bamboo and recycled plastic, this machine washable duster is …
A duster attachment and replaceable duster head to clean hard-to-reach surfaces, designed for use with the Grove Co. Collapsible Universal Handle
Microfiber cloth is an ultrafine synthetic textile. Microfiber cloths, also called soft cloths, tend to feel super-soft. The microfibers are typically made of extremely fine polyester and nylon (polyamide) strings that are densely constructed to form an absorbent wiping cloth.
The best microfiber cleaning cloths are made with high-quality absorbent materials that will attach to and lift off most everything from almost any type of surface you want to clean, without leaving streaks behind. That’s because this synthetic material holds a positive charge, which acts like a magnet to attract negatively charged particles. Rather than simply smearing dirt around, the filament fibers pull up and grab hold of microscopic dust, grimy oils, and even germs (or at least all the yucky stuff germs may cling to).
Of course, the better the quality, the more long-lasting. Look for highly-rated microfiber cloths and products (ideally made from recycled materials) with proven cleaning power and durability.
Yes, the polyester-nylon blend that microfibers are typically made of results in a super absorbent material. In fact, these synthetic fibers are split so thin — Up to 100 times finer than a human hair! — which creates a higher surface area than other cleaning cloths. Unlike cotton rags, old tee-shirts, terry cloth towels, or paper towels, they're designed to penetrate cracks and places that other materials can’t reach.
That’s why microfiber cloths are made to quickly and easily pick up debris, which clings to the tiny yet mighty fibers. A good swipe is all it should take to wipe away dust and grime from your furniture or counters without simply spreading it around on the wood, metal, or leather surface.
Microfiber cleaning cloths are not only used to pick up dirt from dry surfaces. These absorbent cleaning tools, including microfiber mop pads, also work well on wet surfaces, so they’re great for sopping up spills too.
In addition to its multifunctional value and great cleaning power, one of the best things about a microfiber cloth is that it’s reusable many times. Unlike most single-use paper towels, a microfiber cloth rinses out easily. Rather than toss it into the trash or compost, you can toss it in the washing machine once it gets too gunky or smelly for a simple rinse.
To clean, simply rinse and wring out your microfiber cloth or mop pad after each use. When it’s time for the wash, put your setting on hot and add a small amount of mild detergent — no bleach or fabric softener. (Fabric softener will only clog up those little spaces in between the fibers, making it difficult for the material to do its job.)
Hang dry or tumble dry your soft cloth without a dryer sheet. Since microfiber attracts lint, be sure your lint filter is clear and the cloth doesn't get stuck between the folds of other materials.
At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.
If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.