The only other thing I would add is that when you’re choosing laminates- I’ve read that matte finishes and lighter colors are better at hiding wear and tear. But if you do go with a darker color, just make sure it has a bit of a pattern on it, so that if it does get scratched, it won’t show as much.
Laminate gets a bad rap but it has come a LONG way. New laminate countertops are budget-friendly, easy to install, durable, and look high-end. The contrast with this black matte sink is next level kitchen style.