I have used the vinyl plank flooring, both the tile pattern and the wood pattern in 3 mobile homes. I have used it in bathrooms, in front of sinks in kitchens, and recently did my whole kitchen in my apt. I needed an extra box of the tile patterns vs the wood pattern, because you want to match the fake grout lines, and loose a lot more material that way when you trim and start the next row vs the wood pattern, which you just have to stagger the
seams so they are at least 6 inches apart, like laminate installing.
the vinyl planks seemed better than stick down tiles because even if you get a small space while you are installing it, that space has the overlapping glue strip behind it, and water stays on top of the flooring for a long time, but not forever, giving you time to mop it up before it reaches the subflooring. what I mean by "not forever", I had a roof leak in a home. found it a few days later. water was laying on the floor, mopped it. fix the roof, had the leak return, it was about 3 cycles before the particle board underneath swelled slightly from the small amount of water that got through. Had one home have a fire, hoses were used. floor swelled up after three days, because we could not removed the wet insulation or uninstall the floor until the insurance adjuster made a report. the flooring is tough, it could have been cleaned and reused, but my buyer tossed it out because he wanted to move the bathroom wall. in a pinch, you can remove the molding and lift the flooring up, since it is a floating product.
The flooring can forgive minor level changes, and tiny subfloor gaps, and is easy to cut. It doesn't require another material underneath, i did use plastic 6 mil plastic under some of it, it just made it harder to install so i stopped doing that.
(these were areas that had laminate next to it, and I had the plastic down for the laminate.)
downside for installing, you have to be constantly vacumming during the install to keep all loose materials like dust and crap off your work area, because the glue strips gather all of it and won't be flat when you join them. and don't point a fan or have the ceiling fan on if you can help it.
also, the brand i used let me have about 2 seconds to pull apart the planks if i make a mistake, then they set very strongly. I have heard you can use gentle heating to get them back apart, I have not tried that.
I have used flat carpet strips to transition it to laminate. One time where it had gone over a metal transition strip next to hardwood, it was laying so well, straight and only 1/8 gap, and flat, at the doorway, I did not add the strips, and after 3 months, no problem.
I used allure brand from home depot. wood planks were 8 inches wide by 4 feet? the tile pattern 1 foot by 3 feet.
in the apt the flooring is very quiet. in the mobile homes, i may have had some noises if I trapped any junk under them.
hope this info helps, I will be using the product in the home I just bought to resell in two bathrooms, its ease of install balances the cost for me in small spaces, and using it at exterior doorways and by kitchen sinks prevents future floor damage.