Dyson is selling its first dedicated wet floor cleaner, the WashG1, directly to Australian consumers through its website with the slogan: ‘Buy direct from the people who made it’.

The product will be available for further distribution via retailers from 21 May.

Australia has been chosen as the second country internationally to sell the product after China.

In a statement issued by Dyson to coincide with the release of the WashG1, the company said, “The Dyson WashG1 wet floor cleaner is available from Tuesday 14 May priced at $999. Exclusively through Dyson Direct, owners will receive an additional set of rollers with every unit purchased. To buy, learn more, and experience the Dyson WashG1 wet floor cleaner, visit the Dyson site.”

Video: Dyson engineers, Josh Mutlow and Ketan Patel explain the engineering behind the WashG1.

According to Dyson, the WashG1 is designed to pick up wet and dry debris and features a one-litre water tank to cover up to 290 square metres of flooring.

“Two individually powered rollers counter-rotate whilst a pulse-modulated pump distributes water evenly across 26 precisely positioned hydration points, along the full width of each roller,” the company said in a statement to promote the release of the product.

“Each roller is made up of a highly absorbent microfibre, with 64,800 filaments per cm2. This combination of high density microfibre and consistent application of clean water ensures liquid spills are absorbed, whilst dry dirt, debris, and hair is enveloped by the millions of filaments. By positioning two rollers at the front and back of the machine, Dyson engineers also achieved longer dwell time on stains with each pass, for powerful and fast stain removal.

“Dyson’s unique separation technology divides debris and dirty water at source, for hygienic, no-touch disposal. Dirty water is extracted from the rollers by durable extraction plates, whilst secondary nylon-bristled inner brush bars remove dirt and debris from the microfibre rollers, flicking it straight into a removeable debris tray.

“The debris tray has been designed with a 500-micron mesh to separate dirty water from the large debris. Powered by an extraction pump, dirty water is immediately collected in a 0.8 litre capacity dirty water tank, without allowing large debris to pass through the machine.

“Keeping the dirt and debris in the head of the machine, and the dirty water in a separate tank, allows for easy and hygienic disposal. To further support ease-of-maintenance for users, the Dyson WashG1 has been intricately designed without sharp internal surfaces or crevices, to help lessen dirt or grime build up inside the machine. Both water tanks have been designed with large openings to allow for easy maintenance and cleaning.

“The Dyson WashG1 has been designed with in-use hydration control, allowing owners to select the level of hydration required based on debris type, flooring, or personal preference. The low, medium, and high modes each run continuously once selected, to provide increased levels of hydration respectively. A separate boost mode button purges each roller with the maximum amount of hydration when pressed, for removal of stubborn dirt and dried on stains.

“The rollers span the full width of the cleaner head to allow for edge-to-edge cleaning, right to the corners. The Dyson WashG1 has been designed with two motors that sit within each microfibre roller, spinning in opposite directions so they clean in both directions.

“For optimised manoeuvrability, Dyson engineers fine-tuned each motor to spin at a consistent speed in accordance with the hydration mode selected, allowing the machine to glide effortlessly whilst cleaning is in process. Adopting technology from the Dyson Omni-glide, casters provide additional balance and weight support, whilst the low cleaner head height allows for easy reach under furniture.”