Coronavirus Disinfection: Why Microfibre is the Best Choice Against Coronavirus

Property Management | 13/3/2023

While Coronavirus has become less prevalent than it was throughout 2020, 2021 and 2022, it still poses a major threat to businesses, especially those supporting immune-compromised people. The highly-contagious virus can impact offices, schools, hospitals, and stores. As discovered throughout its peak, it can also go undetected for days or weeks before businesses realise they have had an outbreak. Therefore, prevention is the best and only method of subduing the spread. 

There are many cleaning tools available on the market to help eradicate microorganisms and pathogens carrying the Coronavirus. Not all of these cleaning tools, however, are as effective as one another. So, businesses must choose tools that can clean surfaces quickly but can also reduce the chances that harmful pathogens can spread rapidly. At Rubbermaid Commercial Products, our recommendation for eliminating the Coronavirus from your premises is HYGEN Microfibre

The following blog explains this further. 


What is Microfibre?

Microfibre is a synthetic material made from polyester and nylon fibres that are thinner than human hair. When these fibres are woven together correctly, they create a fabric with millions of tiny spaces that trap dirt, dust, and bacteria. This makes microfiber an excellent cleaning tool for removing pathogens and maintaining a hygienic environment. 

Some of the reasons that Microfibre is effective against Coronavirus include:

Effective Cleaning

Microfibre has been innovated for years to have the ability to pick up substances from surfaces, even those only visible through a microscope. The HYGEN Microfibre range goes a step above this and is one of the most effective microfibre selections on the market. With significant testing, innovating and developments, this range can pick up over 99.9% of microorganisms from a surface when moistened with ordinary water, even without the need for extreme cleaning chemicals. 

The HYGEN range has also been created to ensure that microorganisms don’t escape from the fibres after cleaning each surface. This allows them to be in use for several hours without requiring replacement, without the risk of re-contamination. Staff can find out best practices when using HYGEN Microfibre through the Rubbermaid Training Hub. 


High Absorption Capacity

The high absorption capacity of microfibre means that microfiber can hold more dirt and microorganisms, reducing the need for frequent cleaning and disinfection.

The Rubbermaid Commercial Products specialists recommend using disposable microfibres in healthcare situations so that cross-contamination risks can be eliminated. This will provide an extra barrier against re-contamination as these cloths do not require laundry care and are disposed of after use, whilst being equally as effective as launderable alternatives.



Microfibre is also one of the more durable cloth materials, meaning it is dependable during Coronavirus outbreaks, as it doesn’t need constant replacement. The HYGEN Launderable Microfibre range can withstand up to 500 washes too, which, if washed daily, provides over a year of cleaning. 

During Coronavirus outbreaks, when businesses may be struggling with staff shortages, business closures and loss of revenue, this can also help them save money, time and resources, all of which are essential to helping them get back on their feet quicker. 

Microfibre vs other cleaning methods for Coronavirus

As mentioned above, Microfibre cleaning cloths have been crafted to support businesses in their cleaning and sanitisation needs. As well as making surfaces appear physically cleaner, they, therefore, significantly assist with helping surfaces become pathogen-free. 

Compared to other cleaning methods, such as a sponge and water, using microfibre cloths is the recommended way one way to stop viruses from becoming out of control. This is because most sponges will only remove the dirt that can be seen, rather than the harmful pathogens and microorganisms that live on surfaces. For this reason, microfibre, including the HYGEN range, has become the stock-standard cleaning material used across most Australian businesses looking to keep their guests and staff safe. 


Where can microfibre be used? 

The HYGEN microfibre range can be used anywhere. This includes bathrooms, walls, floors, light fittings and door handles. The diverse cleaning tool should be used in conjunction with all cleaning schedules as it can lift pathogens off of every surface. 

The Rubbermaid Commercial Products team does recommend using microfibre by category, however. This includes using one microfibre cloth for bathrooms, one for tables and one for floors. Doing this can eliminate the chances of cross-contamination during cleaning, which can cause the Coronavirus or other pathogens to become widespread. 

Rubbermaid Commercial Products supplies industry-leading microfibre

The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has made disinfection an essential practice in all public spaces. To maintain a safe and hygienic environment, it's crucial to choose the right cleaning tools. Microfibre is the best choice for coronavirus disinfection as it is effective at removing dirt and bacteria, has a high absorption capacity, is durable, and is eco-friendly. Request your free disposable microfibre sample or launderable microfibre cloth sample today.

Rubbermaid Commercial Products offer a range of cleaning tools, including microfiber cleaning cloths, microfiber mops, spray bottles, and cleaning carts, that can help you maintain a safe and hygienic environment. Contact the team to find out more today.