Mike the wood laminate stuff is not real good for a poor house keeper. Especially in a kitchen or bath area. It will not take water spills very well. It gets in to the seam and they swell up.
A product that I have used that I like much better is called "Allure" from Home Depot. It is a solid Vinyl product. IT is in planks/squares like the laminate. You can get it that looks like the wood laminate. It does have about a 3/4 inch over lapping seam. Kind of like ceiling tile. The seam over lap comes with an adhesive sticky strip on it. You just lay one on top of the other and they will stick together. After they are laid awhile they will not come apart.
I have used this product for 4-5 years in the rentals I have. I have had zero problems with it. I am going ro redo the utility room in my house this summer and I am going to use it. It is easy to install and lasts very well. With it you would not have to worry about a moisture barrier over the concrete.