Loose lay vinyl flooring is produced with a unique anti-slip backing, the installation process is simple, the planks or tiles are installed by butting the edges tightly. This provides for an impressive finished look, but also provides a high degree of stability. This flooring therefore does not require adhering to the subfloor or the expensive subfloor preparation that traditional flooring needs. Larger installations may require adhesive around the perimeter. Expansion gaps may not be required.