Thinking of new flooring, forget laminated flooring. They are noisy to walk on, are easily damaged by moisture or water in bathrooms or kitchens, and water on shoes coming in from outdoors generally damages the entryway flooring .
Vinyl has improved dramatically with the introduction of heaver weight thicker plank vinyl. it is easy to install and a great do it yourself.
It is easily repairable, looks great, has a textured surface and the color is deep and not easily damaged unlike sheet vinyl and laminate.
You can buy just the amount you need for small jobs, its packages in small boxes about 4 ft long and easy to carry.
Where you would have had to buy a whole roll width of regular vinyl and waste a good amount if you are doing small jobs small jobs.