I am installing some new vinyl plank, and I have an issue where my dining room (linoleum) and living room (laminate) meet. The dining room is about 3/8" higher than the living room. I want to run the vinyl across both rooms without using a transition strip and get rid of this annoying bump. Is there a way I can raise the floor to be level and flush without tearing out the old lino (it could contain asbestos and I don't want to disturb it).
From what I could ascertain so far, I think I would have to rip out the laminate and lay plywood across the whole living room. Is there a quicker and more affordable option here?
Thanks for the help!