1. laminate has nothing to do with a "click, floating floor." It refers to the composition of the materials.
2. "tongue in groove" is something on late night TV. "Tongue and groove" is a method of joining wood that has been around for several thousand years. It has nothing to do with "engineered" flooring (which is also a type of laminate, just not the way we use the word "laminate"....confusing huh?)
3. Some people confuse the terminology of these floors, easy to do, not a problem unless things are not clarified and understood completely as to what you actually have or are talking about.
Why should your "head asplode"??? I was talking about differences between laminate vs engineered solely. I have come across people who confuse laminate with engineered. Simple as that. Sorry to "offend" you. By the way...the word is EXPLODE.... if I used wrong terminology i do appreciate your correction. Thanks!
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