“About 80 percent of our projects have in-floor radiant heat,” Carney says of his propensity for bare concrete floors. To add warmth and liveliness, Carney prefers Scofield's Lithochrome Chemstain, an acid-etched concrete stain with a variegated translucent effect that resembles leather. Because it becomes part of the surface through a chemical reaction, the color doesn't fade, peel, or chip away. Carney says it's easy to sell the idea to clients: He simply shows off his own Chemstained office floors, seen here in black. L.M. Scofield Co., 800.800.9900; www.scofield.com

carney architects
jackson, wyo.
john carney, aia