Proper laundry facilities are an important part of planning and maintaining multi-unit housing. Many tenants need and look for laundry facilities when considering housing, and convenient facilities often impact their leasing decisions. Having an on-premise laundry can make a great impact in attracting and keeping tenants and can also be a valuable source of additional revenue!

Whether you provide complementary or vended laundry services, Worldwide Laundry offers equipment designed to perfectly fit the multi-housing market. Dexter equipment helps minimize your energy and water usage. That’s why Dexter machines are used in multi-housing laundries around the world.


Large Apartment Facilities

Large apartment structures house many residents in a small space, and laundry facilities are very important in making your guests feel at home. For bigger apartment facilities, Dexter recommends a central laundry located on the main floor of your structure with one Dexter washer and one Dexter dryer for every 20 units.


High-Rise Apartments

High-rise apartments are very common and popular. Depending upon the height of the structure, the laundry can be concentrated in one large area or in several smaller locations throughout the building. One Dexter washer and one dryer are recommended for every 20 units.


Small, Low-Rise, or Garden Apartments Complexes

For these smaller housing facilities, laundry locations can vary by layout but are usually located in convenient common areas. One Dexter washer and one Dexter dryer pair are recommended for every 8 to 12 apartment units.


Condos, Co-ops, Senior Centers, Assisted Living, and Communal Living

For planned communities, centralized laundry rooms or small laundry areas with matching washers and dryers are the most common. Usually, these establishments are amenity-oriented, offering folding tables and vending machines for the tenants’ convenience. One Dexter washer and one Dexter dryer are recommended for every 8 to 12 residences.


Military Housing, Dorms, and Barracks

Dexter washers are found on military bases worldwide and are popular on bases, ships, and barracks for their heavy-duty design and durability. Small laundry areas or larger central laundries both work in this type of facility depending on layout. Non-metered equipment is usually required. One washer and one dryer set are recommended for every 20 military personnel.


University Dorms, Residence Halls, and Student Apartment Complexes

Student housing involves many people in small quarters, and central laundry rooms are both a convenience and a necessity. Many of these residents are doing their own laundry for the first time. Dexter is popular with these customers because its machines are easy to use. For student residence halls and dorms, one washer and one dryer are recommended for every 30 to 40 students.


Guest Laundry (Ideal for Marinas, Campgrounds, Truck Stops, Etc.)

These guests are on the go and chances are, they have laundry with them that they need to clean. By putting in an on-site guest laundry, you are providing an attractive service that helps draw more visitors to your location. This is a valuable source of additional revenue. Ask your Dexter Authorized Distributor about how multi-housing laundry equipment can improve your business.


How Many Washer and Dryer Sets Does Your Complex Need?

Dexter recommends a set of at least two T-300 Washers and one 30-pound dryer or one Dexter stacked washer/dryer unit for each of the below:


PROPERTY TYPE                                                                                                                                 NO. OF LIVING UNITS

Property Type

No. of Living Units

High-Rise Building

20 to 25 units

Low-Rise or Garden Building

8 to 12 units

Co-ops & Condominiums

8 to 12 units

Senior Citizen Centers, Assisted & Communal Living

50 residents

Military Housing & Barracks

20 personnel

Dorms & College Residence Halls

30 to 40 students

Guest Laundry (marinas, truck stops, campgrounds, etc.)

150 guests

Contact Worldwide Laundry today for a free professional consultation of your facility!