The floor in my flat is coming apart, it was here when I moved in and is some kind of wicker like stuff. Basically its a pile of dog's doodoos and has literally been coming apart. I always wanted to put wooden flooring in but simply can't afford it right now and besides which apparently its not practical on concrete floors. I'm looking at possibly putting in decent laminate flooring but even that is sounding rather pricey at the moment. I was chatting with a neighbour yesterday and he had the though of just ripping up the carpet and painting the concrete beneath. I don't know what kind of an effect this could produce, does anyone know? Does it look good? How easy is it to do? My flat's pretty modern and unique and it would have to go with that. Has anyone ever done anything like this?