Proper laundry facilities can be an important part of planning and maintaining any multi-unit housing. Many tenants need and look for laundry facilities when considering housing, and convenient facilities can often impact their leasing decisions. Having an on-premise laundry can help 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, Dexter offers equipment designed to perfectly fit the multi-housing market and we know you are working hard to minimize your energy and water usage. That’s why you’ll find Dexter equipment in multi-housing laundries worldwide.
Larger Apartment Facilities
Large apartment structures can 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 location 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 can hold a large amount of residents in a small space, and laundry facilities are very important in making your guests fill at home. 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 is 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 & 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 tenant’s convenience. One Dexter washer and one Dexter dryer are recommended for every 8 to 12 residences.
Military Housing, Dorms & Barracks
Dexter washers are found on military bases worldwide and are popular on bases, ships and in barracks for our 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 & Student Apartment Complexes
Student housing can involve 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 and Dexter is popular with these customers for being our large capacity and ease of use. For student residence halls and dorms, one washer and one dryer is recommended for every 30 to 40 students.
Guest Laundry (ideal for marinas, campgrounds, truck stops, etc.)
These guests are on the go and changes are they have laundry with them that they need to clean. By putting an on-site guest laundry, you are providing an attractive service that helps draw more visitors to your location, and that can also be a valuable source of additional revenue. Ask your Dexter Authorized Distributor about ways a coin or card guest laundry can improve your business.
How Many Washer & Dryer Sets Does Your Complex Need?
|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|