Unlike wood, which can dent, laminate flooring is almost impervious to dents and scratches. Laminate flooring has what’s called in the industry a “wear layer” that protects the photographic layer underneath.
Laminate has some negative aspects as well. It’s not real wood so it can’t be sanded or refinished. It could be slippery and has a lower resale value. Despite that aspect, it may work for you if you have a lower budget and real hardwood is out of your price range.