Let’s start with the basics… why Microfibre Cloths? For a start, they are very affordable. But why do they work so well?
Microfibre Cloths – Science!
Suppose you want to clean a large, dirty wall as quickly and thoroughly as you can. You could use a toothbrush, but it would take you forever. So probably you’d opt to use the biggest brush with the most bristles you can find. Now scale the problem down. If you want to clean a worktop really well, what’s the best thing to use? You can’t use a gigantic brush or even a huge cloth, but you can achieve the same effect by using a cloth that packs more punch into the same cleaning area. An ordinary cleaning cloth has fibres made of cotton or a synthetic material such as nylon. You’ve seen pieces of cotton so you know exactly how big the fibres are. But a microfiber cloth has far more fibres and they’re much smaller. If “many hands make light work”, so do many fingers—or many microfibres.
Why do microfibres clean better?
Microfibers are able to attach themselves to even the smallest, most microscopic dirt particles—ones that normal cloth fibres (positively giant in comparison) crudely brush past. If forces were visible, you’d be able to see that there are adhesive forces (the forces of attraction) between microfibers and dirt. As you may have learned in school chemistry, these forces are called van der Waals forces after their discoverer. This is Nobel-prize winning Dutch chemist Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837–1923). Van der Waals forces explain why geckos can stick themselves to ceilings using zillions of tiny hairs on their toes.
Although there is only a microscopic amount of van der Waals force between one microfiber and any given dirt particle, remember that there are millions of microfibers in a cloth, so the overall sticking effect is magnified dramatically. That’s why dirt, dust, and other stuff can be “hoovered up” by microfiber cloths. And it’s also why you have to clean microfiber cloths so very thoroughly after you’ve used them. (Generally, it’s best to boil a microfiber cloth in a saucepan and avoid washing it with normal detergents. However, follow the manufacturer’s instructions if you’re unsure what to do.)
So.. we’ve got our Microfibre Cloth and we’re making your house spotlessly clean. So what next? Next is to find somewhere to spend this time with your family. And Belle Casa Bucks and BErks know just the place.
Odds Farm Park, High Wycombe
Celebrate the seasons at Odds Farm Park with a gang of four-legged, fuzzy and feathered friends. Don’t miss out on the hilarious daily entertainment by the Oddsocks Family this summer (25th July – 3rd September), featuring games, shows, arts, crafts, and more. It’s your invitation to the farmyard!
At Odds Farm Park, you spend time with all the familiar, furry faces like goats, cows and rabbits. You get stuck in with farmyard activities, such as meeting the rabbits, watching the cow milking and helping the farmers feed the hungry pigs. Plus, the kids-sized miniature land rovers are a must-not-miss!
Surrounded by acres of greenery, there’s plenty of space for kids to run, tumble and play. Outdoors you’ll find a fantastic wooden play area, an adventure maze, crazy golf and the unmissable water play attraction H2Odds – it’s a proper summer hit! Indoors, there’s a giant, heated, indoor play barn where your little ones will be entertained no matter the weather.
Feeling peckish? Head to the Marmalade’s Tea Room for yummy homemade treats and meals!