Re: floating floor has friction with baseboards
Why would you rather tear out the floor than raise the baseboards 1/16", that doesn't make any sense at all!
If you want a "cheat", why not lubricate the joint between the floor and the base? Use a silicone or similar dry lubricant aerosol with a straw. Push a wood wedge between the base and floor to open a small gap, spray the lube, pull the wedge and move on down the line. The lube will should quiet the friction squeak, if it doesn't, then all you're out is a little time to pull the base and reinstall a tad higher. If it comes to this, slip a sheet of paper between the base and flooring as a spacer, remove once the base is installed. The gap will prevent future squeaks.
I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!