try this at home
Snow is impressed by the endurance of this paper-based surfacing that has its roots in outdoor skating ramps. "Minimal maintenance is required to keep it looking great," she says. "We used it on our weekend house and enjoy how it looks." Also called Skatelite by architects, it comes in 12 colors. Richlite Co., 888.383.5533; www.richlite.com.
Julie Snow Architects
Julie Vandenburg Snow. FAIA 
Minneapolis
www.juliesnowarchitects.com