Norwex has a fabulous collection of cleaning cloths!  Did you know? Norwex Microfiber has the ability to remove up to 99% of bacteria from a surface when following the proper care and use instructions. All Norwex cloths are constructed with superior microfiber. Lots of them have the exclusive Baclock™ in the cloth that goes to work to self-purify and inhibit odors from bacteria, mold and mildew growth in the cloth; some of them have different types of fibers woven with the microfiber for extra scrubbing power. Some are super-soft for delicate surfaces, while others are textured to deal with tough kitchen messes. The Norwex line of microfiber cloths are expertly designed to tackle every job you face in your homes without using chemicals.

Have you ever wondered if you are using the best Norwex cloth for the job?

Let me remove the guessing game and give you the scoop on what cloth is best for what job. Let this post be your quick reference guide when you find yourself wondering if you are choosing the best cloth.

What Norwex Cloth for What Job?

What Cloth for What Job? – PDF

The Norwex Counter Cloths are so new that they are not on the comparison chart. But they are so fantastic, I wanted to include them in this post :).Norwex Counter Cloths

Did you know that most of your Norwex cloths should NOT be used with soap?

Norwex microfiber cloths only require water to do their job effectively.  The reason soap is not advised is because the microfiber is designed to absorb 7 times it’s weight (in water, dirt, debris, grease) but it will absorb soap as well.  This happens because there are open spaces in the fibers created by the splitting process (during manufacturing) that enable the cloths to lift away dust and dirt and absorb several times its own weight. The absorbed soap will coat and clog the pores in the microfibers, making them ineffective and deep cleaning will be required to restore the cloth.  But like most things in life, there are a few exceptions.  These exceptions are designed to be used with or without dish soap (ideally Norwex Dishwashing Liquid). They include:

Norwex Kitchen Cloth

These one aren’t technically cloths, but they are worth mentioning:


Did you know that Norwex cloths expire? 

Norwex’s superior microfiber is guaranteed for 2 years of service.  Norwex microfiber cloths work hard and have the ability to remove up to 99% of bacteria from a surface when following the proper care and use instructions.  The microfiber is so ‘micro’ that if unwound, the fibers would stretch 3 million meters.  After two years, they are no longer guaranteed as a chemical replacement. This doesn’t mean you should throw them away… it just means they should be demoted to jobs that don’t required 99% of bacteria removal.  There are lots of jobs like that! For example: garage jobs, the outside windows, cleaning patio furniture, etc.  I do suggest you replace the cloths you use to maintain your kitchen, bathroom, toilet, and any other cloths you use on surfaces that would normally require chemicals, every 2 years!  That way it is guaranteed clean.

Here’s my little riddle to help you remember:

Expired Norwex Cloth Riddle

Ever wondered if you are following the ‘proper care and use instructions’ for your Norwex cloths? 

Caring for your cloths is simple. To maximize the use of your cloths, ensure that you are removing up to 99% of bacteria from the surfaces in your home and prevent your cloths from getting stinky, just follow the instructions below.  Norwex Microfiber Care Tips

I recommend that every 6 months, you deep clean your cloths. This is the best and most simple way to care for and maximize the life of your Norwex cloths.  Read How to Deep Clean your Norwex Microfiber Cloths for all the details.

Norwex’s way of cleaning is radically different!  Because of this, you may need to radically change how you think about cleaning.  Hopefully this post will equip you with the information needed to sort out any confusion between the cloths and help you make the most of your cloths, inform you when it is time to replace your old cloths and teach you about proper care instructions for your cloths.

Do you still have questions? Feel free to leave a comment if you are still wondering about how to make the most of your Norwex cloths.


Delores VandenBoogaard is an Independent Norwex Sales Consultant from Edmonton, Alberta Canada with customers and consultants throughout Canada and the United States including; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, North West Territories and Ontario. She also has customers and team members in; Michigan, Texas, California, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Washington, New Hampshire, Iowa and Maine.