We built our house using vinyl on the floors that we knew we would eventually re-do ourselves.
Our first choice was wood laminate when we redid the kitchen/entry. It was simple cuz it was a floating floor, and went right over the top of the vinyl. It looked awesome. It matched our cabinets perfectly. It gave a rich, warm look to the house.
WE HATED IT!!!
We put up with it for less than 2 years and ripped it out and went with ceramic tile.
The laminate looked great in low light situations. But with bright flourescent kitchen lighting, it always looked like it needed swept.
When the sun shined thru the kitchen window, it looked horrible. Every spec of dust was magnified, and footprints ..........? Don't even think about walking around in bare feet. You will leave footprints everywhere (from the oils in your skin, I guess) and when then sun hits it, it looked like an episode of Forensic Files.
Just my 2 cents.......