With the ever increasing focus on different types of domestic cleaning fluids, creams and powders, it is important not to underestimate the importance of the right cleaning implements. Choosing the right sponge for different types of cleaning can make a huge difference in terms of effective hygiene maintenance and dirt removal.
Cellulose sponges, for example, are highly absorbent, hard-wearing cleaning sponges that can easily remove light dirt deposits and stains on a number of surfaces. Large cellulose sponges will soak in a great deal of soapy liquid so are ideal for large areas such as walls and floors.
Meanwhile, cellulose sponges with an added abrasive coating at one end can be used to tackle heavier, more ground-in stains.
A natural sponge on the other hand is extremely soft as well as being highly absorbent. Not only are natural sponges extremely kind to the skin in the form of bath sponges, they are also kind to vulnerable man-made surfaces such as car bodywork and glass, greatly reducing any chance of scratching.
For stains and marks that are very difficult to shift, such as crayon marks and carpet spillages, a special type of sponge made from melamine foam will usually prove extremely effective. Known variously by the trade name Magic Sponge or Great White Sponge, melamine sponge foam is an extremely rigid and ultra-absorbent substance that is ready for use simply by being dipped in water.