Loose lay flooring is loosely laid on top of the subfloor of a space. This floating flooring option makes for a quick install with beautiful results. Though installation instructions may vary depending on manufacturer or installer, typically loose lay flooring is installed by first gluing down planks or tiles around the perimeter of the space and then loosely laying the rest of the planks or tiles. When complete the planks or tiles will stay in place. There is no click or locking edge on a loose lay plank, making them much easier to install and replace than a rigid click flooring. Loose lay floorings also do not expand or contract, and do not require a ⅜” perimeter gab and shoe base.