This thought process is right up the alley of Debbie Gartner, and I thought maybe she had written an article about it but could not find it. It is probably included in something she has done about luxury vinyl plank flooring. Although I don't know why they refer to vinyl planks as luxury vinyl plank. There doesn't seem to be any bargain-basement vinyl plank. It is all "luxury," and seems such a farce.
However the thing about vinyl plank flooring is I did not realize it could be installed over ceramic. It is a solution for ugly ceramic floors. Remember how much we used to love ceramic? Now it seems to have fallen from grace. Vinyl plank is waterproof and performs well in humid tropical climates. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Installing Vinyl Plank Flooring Over Ceramic in Hawaii.