About wash+dry

Whether you want one for your entrance, hall, living or eating area, bedroom or children's room, kitchen or terrace - wash+dry signifies creative, stylistically advanced and practical floor mats, which perfectly support your living style.

wash+dry is a trademark of Kleen-Tex Industries GmbH based in Ebbs. The local design studio, in close collaboration with external design studios, have created a modern and timeless collection. The latest interior trends and different living styles do inspire the extensive design selection, which offers a creative solution for every taste and every room. Make more of your floor with the wash+dry Floor Fashion collection!

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There are many doormats available on the market – why choose wash+dry?

wash+dry by Kleen-Tex represents quality and functionality. This means that you will acquire a European quality product that has, apart from the design aspect, even more highly functional properties. All mats and carpets are

  • washable up to 60 °C and suitable for tumble dryers
  • Ideal for allergy sufferers and pet owners
  • Five-year 'good as new' guarantee
  • OEKO-TEX Standard 100 and IS-OETI TESTED certification
  • 100 % PVC-free
  • Made in EU
  • fade-resistant and suitable for underfloor heating
  • flat and skid-resistant

wash+dry mats are handmade

wash+dry mats are produced at the production site in Ebbs. This happens to a large extent by hand. Therefore, it can happen that mats may vary in size to a small percentage. Please note that we reserve the right to dimensional tolerance of +/- 3%. Of course, we make every effort to put together the matching for you in the order of mats in the same color / design and size.

Certificates

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What does the Oeko-Tex Standard 100?

wash+dry mats are the only rubber-coated floor mats to have been awarded the world famous OEKO-TEX Standard 100. This confirms that the materials used in our products do not harm the environment or human health.  

The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 is the world's most important ecological label for textiles tested for hazardous properties. Products with this accolade are tested and certified by respected international textile institutes. The tests for hazardous materials cover illegal and regulated substances, harmful chemicals and other parameters for health. All products certified by OEKO-TEX Standard 100 meet a global mark for responsible production, safety and transparency.

All products certified by OEKO-TEX Standard 100 meet a global mark for responsible production, safety and transparency.

What does the IS-OETI TESTED certificate mean?

It is important to us to provide transparency in the manufacturing and application of the materials we use, so that we can convince you that you have made the right choice in buying a wash+dry floor mat.

For this reason, we have taken the step of getting the properties of our wash+dry mats checked by the ÖTI Institute for Ecology, Technology and Innovation GmbH in Vienna. The ÖTI is an internationally respected, independent research institute with great know-how in textiles. The institute is well skilled in testing and analysis, overseeing and quality control - including when it comes to dirt-trapping mats and rugs.

In the testing process, all practical aspects of floor mats are judged, including suitability for washing machines and tumble dryers and their endurance after washing and drying (e. g. creasing, colour fastness). Along with further criteria such as any staining caused by the rubber face on various surface materials, suitability for underfloor heating (does it make the material sticky or frail) and resistance to fading, the testing focuses above all on health and safety qualities, such as whether the mat offers complete dirt removal, an anti-bacterial impact and skid prevention.

The IS-OETI TESTED certificate confirms that wash+dry mats meet the very best quality requirements and are approved on all tested criteria

Maintenance tips

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Before using, and every time when cleaning:

wash+dry mats are machine washable up to 60°C.
Wash the mat with mild detergent and spin-dry at a low speed. Place the doormat in the dryer and select the 'Easy Care' or 'Synthetics' program. Alternatively, the mat can be laid flat to dry.
Take regular care of your wash+dry mats in this way and you will be amazed how many years of quality and colour you get!

Expert tip for wash+dry mats with borders

Wash the mat separately before use. The fibres straighten, the nylon pile is activated, and creases and wrinkles possibly caused by transport are removed.

Please note the maximum load of your washing machine - HERE you will find a table with the weights of different mat sizes and qualities.

Mat maintenance tips especially for wash+dry mats without borders

A wash+dry mat without borders is washable with mild detergent up to 60 °C. Then lay the mat out on a flat surface to dry. For bigger mats, please check the maximum load of your washing machine. For wash+dry Decor mats of size 140 x 200 cm and 170 x 240 cm we recommend carpet cleaning (the use of shampoos and vacuums designed for carpets).

Note

In the case of PVC and linoleum flooring, discolouration can occur due to an interaction with rubber-coated mats. Please note we have a size and colour tolerance of +/- 3%

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From the idea to the mat - how a wash+dry mat is created

Follow the origin of a wash+dry design mat from the idea to production to delivery.

A mat is just a mat? Not at all! A mat - this is the exciting story that begins on a white background, enriched by a lot of handwork and teamwork and finally finds its destiny in your house or apartment. A mat looks like a simple product at first sight - but it's not that simple. From the first idea to the finished mat, it is a long way to go with high-tech production processes and a lot of manual work.

Design and collection development

On the basis of out-of-trend trends, the design management team plans and develops the new collection together with international licensors, artists and textual designers. After the first design of a mat, the design templates are created using the technical specifications for mat production. The sketches are the basis for the development of different color concepts and coloring. After a design in shape and color is created, the different sizes are decided and created, in which it is produced. After approval by our design management you will follow a production of a sample collection. In the final production, a design package is not released until it has passed the final quality control and quality assurance. We attach great importance to quality in design and production.

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Production

Our mats are produced in Austria and Poland. The fast accessibility, combined with a complete value chain, know-how and flexibility, make these to high-quality production sites. In our factories, we work according to the highest standards of quality, which are an indispensable basis for successful and sustainable production. In addition to ISO 90001 certification in central production plants, the OEKO-TEX certificate, the IS-OETI-TESTED certificate and the European standards for smoke and fire behavior EN 13501-1 are the standard for our products. The responsible use of raw materials and energy, the avoidance of environmentally harmful substances in production as well as the quality assurance are indispensable necessities, which are of great importance to us. We regard the participation in sustainable production as a personal duty. After final approval in design management, a wash + dry mat passes through several production steps before you hold it in your hands.

The material of the mats is made of high-quality high-twist nylon  fiber 6.6. The nylon pile ensures a lasting brushing effect and long optical cleanliness, since dirt sinks to the mat ground compared to a carpet pile. The surface of the material also ensures very good moisture absorption and rapid evaporation. 

Beforehand, however, the colors of the designs are compiled in the color kitchen. This is done according to strict color formulas to assure color consistency throughout the entire range. The printing machine allows a selection of 44 standard colors and an unlimited variety of special colors, all of which are water-soluble, contain no chemicals and are thus environmentally friendly. This is confirmed by our Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification.

The material of the mats is made of high-quality high-twist nylon  fiber 6.6. The nylon pile ensures a lasting brushing effect and long optical cleanliness, since dirt sinks to the mat ground compared to a carpet pile. The surface of the material also ensures very good moisture absorption and rapid evaporation. 

Beforehand, however, the colors of the designs are compiled in the color kitchen. This is done according to strict color formulas to assure color consistency throughout the entire range. The printing machine allows a selection of 44 standard colors and an unlimited variety of special colors, all of which are water-soluble, contain no chemicals and are thus environmentally friendly. This is confirmed by our Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification.

In the printing process, the blank pass through five different steps. It is possible to print 50 cm per minute and thus produce around 1,000 m² every day. The colors are sprayed into the pile fibers by means of nozzles. The fibers of the pile are introduced by the addition of steam and can be completely dyed. The colors are fixed in the damper and then rinsed out. Finally, the mats are cleaned with water, the water is completely removed by a vacuum and the mats leave the printing machine after the drying process.

Then, the cutting and printing of the printed designs on the roll is performed on an automated cutting table.

In the next production step, the raw rubber, which has already been cut to size according to the mat size, is connected to the printed mat pile. For this, the printed mat is placed on the raw rubber and the rubber edges are attached along the pile. By means of a vulcanization process at 160 ° C, the nitrile rubber is bonded to the pile. The heat and pressure changes the molecular structure of the rubber, giving it a durable and long-lasting consistency. In this step, the care instructions and production numbers are also embossed in the back of the mat. With the production number, every mat is therefore comprehensible in its manufacture.

Then, the cutting and printing of the designs printed on the roll is performed on an automated cutting table.

In the next production step, the raw rubber, which has already been cut to size according to the mat size, is connected to the printed mat pile. For this, the printed mat is placed on the raw rubber and the rubber edges are attached along the pile. By means of a vulcanization process at 160 ° C, the nitrile rubber is bonded to the pile. The heat and pressure changes the molecular structure of the rubber, giving it a durable and long-lasting consistency. In this step, the care instructions and production numbers are also embossed in the back of the mat. With the production number, every mat is therefore comprehensible in its manufacture.

Finally, the rubber edges of the mats are thoroughly cut and the last production step is reached.

 

The back of the wash + dry floor mats is made of 100% nitrile rubber. The high quality rubber coating is completely PVC-free. In addition, this special material allows many years of use and is very durable. Due to this special composition, wash + dry mats are washable up to 60 ° C in a commercial washing machine and suitable for tumble dryer up to 90 ° C.

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Logistics and Dispatch

After completion of the production, the finished wash + dry mats are checked again according to strict quality criteria and transported on pallets to our logistics center in Kufstein, Austria. In Kufstein, all wash + dry mats are stored in stock, picked to order and sent to the wash + dry retailers just in time. As a rule, the Kufstein plant is supplied on a weekly basis to maintain inventory levels. Each mat has its defined storage space, so that it can be quickly removed and picked. At the headquarters, all sales orders are processed by the Sales Service within 24 hours and the ordered goods are delivered promptly.

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