Hi. I am new to this site. My fiance and I just bought a new home, and are looking to refinish the floors in the living room, didnig room , and hall. That are is approx 500-550sqft.. My fiance plans to do the work himself, but what type of project are we getting ourselfs into? is it expensive? Would carpet be cheaper? How long does this type of project tend to take? Andlastly, is there any tips from anyone that would help us out? Thanks for your help.