Floating Hardwood Floor Elevation Issues?

I am considering installing a floating hardwood floor in my living center and dining room. The adjoining kitchen which is vinyl, will be at a slightly lower level because most of the decent hardwood floor systems are at least 3/8" thick.
The living center and dining room will be at least 3/8" higher than the kitchen.
Are there any issues with this difference in elevation? I realize there are transition pieces but the idea is somewhat disconcerting to me.
Are there any wood flooring systems that stand out above the rest?
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Greetings,
Question: "Are there any issues with this difference in elevation?" Answer: Yes, your wife might trip and go down on another man. The transition piece might make it less likely, but the uneven floor will always cause a slightly higher tripping risk than a level floor. Taking the risk is your choice.
Question: "Are there any wood flooring systems that stand out above the rest?" Answer: Assuming you DO NOT have a moisture problem I would go with whatever solid hardwood looks most pleasing and costs the least. The thicker the better as you will be able to sand it more times.
Special Note: You could tile your kitchen at the same time and get rid of the elevation problem.
Hope this helps, William
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My advice would be shop around Beware of Home Depots and Lowe's advice. Is there a reason you don't want to go with a nail or glue down floor? Are you thinking of a laminate flooring , Solid wood floor or engineered floor? I don't think the transition will be a problem most the flooring has been thought out pretty well for neat job. But do check to see what trim they offer for your flooring choice
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Thanks for your advice.
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HD has been pushing Traffic Master pretty hard. I found another brand I like better tho...Mastercraft Select hardwoods.
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