Wood Laminate in the Kitchen
I would examine your circumstances. If you are young, have kids or expecting and have pets, you may want to think tile. If your life is more under control, laminates are OK.
I install lots of it and so do most of the big GC's around here, I also do a few repairs every month. The largest problem comes from the instant hot water heaters that go under the sink, if you can live without one you will be way ahead.
With all of the water going through a kitchen you can pretty much be assured that there will be a leak sometime. My wife wanted it and I bought 5 extra boxes expecting the inevitable, so far, so good. Still have the 5 boxes and no instant hot water. LOL