Cleaning Rags: Which one is best for your needs?

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Cleaning Rags: Which one is best for your needs?

All Rags offers a variety of cleaning rags to meet your industry’s needs — from standard terry cloth washcloths to microfiber cleaning cloths to the blue huck towels you see in healthcare settings.

Different jobs require different tools. That’s why we stock such a wide variety of rags, including industrial-strength disposable paper wipes.

We also strive to be environmentally conscious and support other businesses in their environmental awareness by offering recycled rags. They’re made from previously worn sweatshirts, flannel, and T-shirts, and they’re useful just about anywhere there’s gritty, dirty work to be done.

What kind of cleaning rag do I need?

Some of our customers don’t know exactly what type of cleaning rag their shop, restaurant, salon, or gym will need. With so many choices, that’s understandable.

So here’s a quick guide to help you decide:

Terry Cloth Towels and Rags for Durability

Heavy duty cleaning jobs need rags made from durable material like terry cloth. Not only are these rags and towels thick and absorbent, but they’re also among the most affordable.

Their durability and simplicity also means you can wash and re-use terry cloth repeatedly without losing much of their effectiveness. 

Microfiber Cleaning Rags for Precision

Microfiber has become the go-to material for professional cleaning crews. Once you’ve used this material, you’ll understand why.

Microfiber rags adhere to surfaces from multiple angles which means they can grip and absorb a lot more dust, dirt, and bacteria — even when they’re dry.

Disposable Cleaning Rags for Ease of Use

Some businesses and industries can’t wash and reuse rags. So they choose disposable rags. This option grew more popular during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health care cleaning crews, in particular, have gone this route in recent years since studies have connected disposable cleaning supplies with a reduction in health care-associated infections.

Lint-Free Rags and Cloths for Builders and Tech

If you’re using rags to polish or stain furniture or cabinets — or if you’re in the technology sector — lint from cleaning rags and cloths can be a problem.

To reduce or eliminate the problem of lint, look for a knit rag or microfiber material.

Cotton Knitted Diapers to Combine Durability with Effectiveness

Cloth diapers, like the ones babies used to wear decades ago before disposable diapers took over the market, make excellent cleaning rags.

They’re dense yet soft, creating a perfect balance for durability and cleaning effectiveness with any kind of cleaner.

Recycled Wiping Rags to Save Money and Help the Environment

When your business uses a lot of rags but does not need every rag to look the same, recycled wiping rags can offer some unmatched advantages.

They’re a lot more affordable, for starters, and they give new life to old clothes that might otherwise be tossed into a landfill.

Plus, because the material has already been washed repeatedly, these rags tend to be softer and more absorbent than their new counterparts.

Contact Us or Browse Products Below

Browse our products below to place your online order or call our customer service representatives at 1-888-335-6439.

You can also reach out to us online for a quote that’s specific to your needs.

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  • Brad Grossman