Tile and Floating Floor - Height Difference
I'm renovating my kitchen and I have a question about my flooring installation.
I'd like to do tile in the kitchen entryway. I had planned on installing 1/2" cement board over the subfloor and installing my tile over that. (Additional height above floor approximately 7/8", maybe a little more)
I'd like to do a floating laminate floor in the remainder of the kitchen (which will match the rest of my house). The height of this floor is only 1/2" thick.
What is the best way to bridge or ease the height difference between the two floors? I'd also be doing the same materials in the living room entryway.
Also - does anyone know if it's okay to install the cement board directly over the sheet vinyl that's in my kitchen? Or is there a reason why I'd have to rip it down to the plywood? I had planned on installing the floating floor over the sheet vinyl.
Thanks for your help!