Plywood to increase floor height?
We have a split section bathroom, call them his and hers. We'd like to replace the carpet in hers with laminate.
His = sub floor, vinyl (wasn't removed when wood was added), foam pad, 5/8th engineered wood floor.
Hers = sub floor, carpet pad, carpet.
We'd like to replace the floor in the Hers with laminate to some what match what is in His, but there would be a difference in the thickness of the flooring which would show at the transition.
After removing the carpet and pad, could I lay plywood (1/4 inch?) on the subfloor (to give it more height) then the pad, then laminate? This would reduce the variation in height where the two floors meet. Not sure if adding additional plywood would cause issues.
ps. We'd consider pulling all the floor and replacing all of it at once but the prior owners had to cut into the trim/door frame to get the wood in, so unless we could get something exactly the same height those cuts/gaps would be visible.