wikiHow to Buy Microfiber Cloth

Microfiber is made from a type of synthetic fiber that is smaller than 1 denier, or 100 times smaller than a human hair. It is usually made from a combination of polyester and nylon (polyamide.) The fineness of the fabric creates a larger surface area and allows it to be more absorbent. Many hospitals use microfiber cleaning cloths because they are more efficient and effective than traditional antibacterial solutions. Microfiber cloth comes in many different forms, from a large nap for polishing cars, to a very fine, flat surface for cleaning electronics or upholstering furniture. It is important to choose the type of fabric you need carefully before buying microfiber. Read more to find out how to buy microfiber cloth.


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    Determine the quantity of microfiber cloth you will need. If it is a very large amount, or if you know you will be ordering regularly, you will want to buy it wholesale rather than using local suppliers.
    • Also keep in mind that the weight of a microfiber cloth is usually what drives the price on that particular cloth. The standard is 300 grams per square meter. Cheaper microfiber cloths will have closer to a 230 gsm. The weight affects both the durability and absorbency of the cloth
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    Determine what your microfiber cloths will be used for. There are several different types of microfiber cloths that are meant for several different purposes e.g. glass cleaning, polishing, general cleaning and abrasive cleaning.
    • You can buy plain microfiber cloth for a project, or pre-sewn cloth for a particular use. Many microfiber cloths are manufactured into towels, mops and dust rags, while other microfiber comes in bolts, like cotton or flannel at a fabric store.
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    Compare microfiber prices from retail and bulk providers online. Microfiber cloth can be overpriced. This will give you an idea of the prices you should look for when microfiber cloth shopping.
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    Buy a small to medium-sized pack of automotive microfiber towels or cleaning cloths at warehouse stores. They often bundle 5 to 20 towels of rough microfiber cloth. They will not be the highest quality nap but they work well for auto or home cleaning.
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    Order cleaning supply catalogs, if you want to buy wholesale microfiber cleaning cloths. These providers sell boxes of rough or fine microfiber cloths and cleaning supplies, and they deliver them straight to your place of business. Many of these stores offer free shipping if you reach a certain order threshold.
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    Visit large craft and fabric stores if you are looking for a specific color of pattern for a craft project. These stores carry microfiber cloth and microfiber suede in a variety of forms. They can sell you fabric by the yard or by the bolt.
    • Microfiber fabric can be used to make clothing, upholster furniture, sew cleaning cloths, blankets, sheets, towels and more. It is a good idea to visit a fabric store, even if you plan to buy online, in order to get a better idea of the weight, softness and durability of microfiber fabric. Microfiber Towels are a good choice for your Businesses, they are fabulous for Salons and Spas, because they are highly resistant towels, they are the most expensive towels.
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    Go online to find wholesale microfiber fabric in large quantities. You can visit online fabric stores, if you can't find what you need in a craft store.
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    Buy automotive cleaning or polishing cloths from automotive wholesalers. You can request a catalog or shop online to find the quantity and nap that works best for your jobs.


  • Microsuede is usually substantially more expensive than regular microfiber fabric. It has a sleek, napped design that mimics suede, but it is easier to clean and more durable. It is often used in upholstery.
  • Look online or in the mail for coupons from craft stores. Craft stores regularly offer discounts on fabric that is sold by the yard.
  • You can find packs of the newest patented microfiber cloths at local stores that supply cleaning products. They often have "As Seen on TV" sections that sell products from infomercials. It is a good idea to read reviews before buying these products.


  • Be very careful when using microfiber fabric on sensitive electronics. Microfiber picks up dirt and debris and traps it in the fibers. These can scratch a computer or cell phone screen. Wash your microfiber fabric regularly, or reserve cloths for cleaning electronics, to avoid damage.

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