The floating floor, which can be used for
engineered hardwood, luxury vinyl, or laminate, refers to the pieces clicking
together, mat, and then hovering over the subfloor with no nails or glue. Loose lay, often used with sheet vinyl, is a
floating floor without the clicking mechanism.
Tile is laborious, requires special tools such as tile saws, and
requires precise layout and sometimes preparation, such as cement boards.