Date: 7/1/2008 3:17 pm EDT
Tell your handyman I cringed also.
I suppose anything can be done, but lets talk about some of the roadblocks.
Both floors are floating so an expansion joint will need to be placed between the two surfaces. Since the floors are two different thickness( Avaire tile 9/16", laminate typically 5/16") a t-mold wont work and reversing a hard surface reducer wouldn't work either. depending on the brand of laminate your installing maybe an end mold or carpet reducer could be modified to work but it might look clumsy.
Another issue is having two floors of different heights in main walkways might create a tripping hazzard.
If you decide to do this let me know what brand of laminate your using and maybe I could suggest some transitions. Thanks