Laminate Flooring is not engineered wood. To make laminate floors, the manufacturer takes several synthetic and natural materials (such as resin and wood fiber) and compacts them under high pressure. An image of wood patterns is printed on the surface to make it appear like wood. The flooring is then cut into planks, with tongue and groove edges that click together. The laminate floors are floating floors. They are extremely durable, and can be installed in any area of the home.