Let our natural sea sponges for cleaning help with your cleaning tasks. A natural sea sponge cleans so well due to their textured surface, ability to squeeze into small spaces and high water carrying capacity.
You might think that sea sponges were designed for cleaning.
Applying soap, cleaning and rinsing is more efficient with a natural sea sponge and much kinder to the environment. A natural sea sponge will biodegrade at the end of its life, unlike a synthetic sponge which can 20 years to break down.
The Honeycomb Sponge for General Cleaning
For general cleaning choose the versatile honeycomb. The honeycomb has a high water carrying ability and good control, plus it is the easiest sponge to clean and dry. Whether with washing up, window cleaning or washing the car, a natural sea sponge gives you the edge. The best sizes for washing up are from 5 inches, and then for window cleaning and cars, the most popular sizes are the 6 and 7 inch honeycombs.
The Sea Grass Sponge for Cleaning
Another contender for general household cleaning, such as wiping tiles after a bath or shower is the sea grass sponge. The 5 or 6 inch sea grass sponges are best suited for bathroom cleaning.
The Hard Flat, Abrasive Triangular Sponges
For detail cleaning, select from the hard elephant ear triangles with a flat profile. With their firm, slim body and coarse, slightly abrasive surface, these sponges can slip in and out of air vents, clean detail around toilet seats and prevent water marks on taps. Keep these sponges flat – the fibres are quite brittle and these sponges don’t like being bent! The surface of this sponge species is surprisingly rough and in the past this type of sponge was rubbed on the skin for shaving!
The Sea Wool for Absorbing Liquids
For maximum absorbency and mopping up spillages the sea wool has the highest water carrying capacity of all the sponges. The sea wool sponge can be very useful to absorb water such as in fridges and for quickly cleaning up liquid spillages. The sea wool sponges are generally fragile when compared to a honeycomb sponge and wouldn’t be suited to general cleaning.
If your are Looking for Pure Scrubbing Power …
Just to point you in the right direction, if you are looking for a something for scrubbing surfaces, you will be best off with one of our durable cotton Scrubbies, an all-surface non-scratch cotton cleaning pad. Between them, the sponges and scrubbies make great cleaning companions.
Do have a look at our main sponge category page: for Face Care, Baby, Bath & Shower, Decorative, Artists and Wonky Sponge pages. You might be able to find your ideal cleaning sponge on the Wonky sponge page?