The term commercial laundry is used similar to the term professional textile care and covers all companies that are offering a textile cleaning and / or textile management service. Roughly the sector can be split up in:
- Retail laundries, such as laundromats, dry cleaners or laundry on demand services
- Industrial laundries, which can either be On Premises Laundries (OPLs) or independent laundries that service other companies or institutions.
Commercial laundry is a relatively small industry on a global basis but as every country is in need of laundry services the industry covers a global scale.
A more detailed description is provided under the definition of Professional Textile Care.