It depends on the laminate. I have laminate floors in my house and get a lot of comments from people thinking it’s actually hardwood.I think laminate look really fake, and I don't like vinyl either.
I had my foyer redone last year and got vinyl tile in the foyer. It’s nice but it’s hard to wash because of the rough texture.
When I redid my kitchen countertops, maybe 8 or 9 years ago, I picked granite. I considered Corian, but it annoys me that it’s mostly plastic with a filler, just on general principles.