Floor fans are a more versatile and, at times, convenient alternative to other types of fans. Ceiling fans and wall fans, for example, are installed to be stationary semi-permanent fixtures in a room or space. This setup certainly has its own merits, but it works best if there is no need to make adjustments to airflow or the arrangement of other furniture. Floor fans, however, are the better choice when it comes to versatility.
As the name suggests, floor fans are fans that are designed to be set down on the floor. They’re not made to be installed into a wall or ceiling, and they can be taken in and out of a room as needed. This means that they can be used in different spaces, and can thus eliminate the need for multiple fans in different spaces. Of course, this also means that floor fans will take up floor space, which means that they’re not ideal for small spaces. You would also need to take the ventilation requirements of a particular space into account, since a floor fan might not be the best choice for it.