How Microfiber Can Change the Way You Clean

17 October 2022
How Microfiber Can Change the Way You Clean

Cleaning is essential to healthy living, but the usual rag is not always good enough. You need something more absorbent and effective. In the next few minutes, you will learn what Microfiber products are and why color coding is a lethal weapon against cross-contamination.

What Is Microfiber?

Microfiber is a manufactured material, split nylon or polyester, primarily used for cleaning surfaces. The name comes from the small size of the fibers, which are way thinner than human hair due to splitting. The small size makes the material more absorbent and effective against hard-to-kill spores and other microbes.

Microfiber cloths work similarly to cotton, only that they are way better. They cover four times more ground than cotton and absorb more water, up to seven times their size. Microfiber is positively charged and works excellently against negatively charged particles such as grease.

Microfiber cleaning uses 95% less water than ordinary cleaning.

Why Should You Use Microfiber?

There are more than enough reasons why you should use Microfiber for cleaning. Microfiber is made of tough synthetic material that is almost entirely resistant to wear and tear. This material outlives cotton, which breaks down quickly. Therefore, Microfiber is durable.

Microfiber is cost-effective because it is reusable. It can withstand up to a thousand wash-use cycles before breaking down. Once you purchase the initial pack, you won't need another soon.

Say hi to a healthier cleaning routine with Microfiber mops. Microfiber cleaning products are lighter than cotton mops. Less weight means fewer back injuries and neck pains associated with wet cotton mops.

The Color Coding Training Program for Microfiber

Color coding is not an entirely new concept, but Microfiber technology gave it a new life. Color coding simply means assigning colors to different cleaning areas to avoid cross-contamination. Here is how color coding for Microfiber works.


The red color is assigned to high-risk areas where you are sure to find disease-causing germs. This includes washrooms, urinals, soap dispensers, hand dryers, and restroom sinks. You should always use a red colored Microfiber mop to clean these surfaces.


Yellow works great for other dirty areas, which are less risky than the red-colored zones. These are perfect for lighter cleaning activities such as polishing and dry dusting.


Green is for general cleaning purposes. Use the cloth to wipe food preparation areas such as kitchen countertops and bar surfaces. It is also appropriate for lunchrooms, water fountains, kitchen sinks, hallways, patient rooms, and other general areas.


Blue appears last in this list for a good reason. Blue cloths or mops are better suited for generally low-risk areas such as offices and other common areas.

Never mix the colors.

To learn more about D.H. Bertenthal & Sons’ Microfiber solutions and how we can help contact us today, and be sure to check out our new Pro-Link 2022-2023 catalog on our website.