I have decided to start doing a few series here and there starting with Photo Tips. I’ll ever so often share little things I find out about photography that help me that might help you Today let me share what I just found:
Paper that look like wood floors!!! Isn’t that crazy? And you know what? They are super affordable as well. Here is one that is 48″ by 12″ for only $7.99. It seems that these are papers marketed as bulletin board backgrounds and all. A thread (mentioned further down) said you might even find some at Micheal’s in the teacher’s supply section). A while ago I had found a box of wood flooring that snaps together at a thrift store and bought it for only a few bucks. But, I do believe these would be a lot easier to manage than to put the floor together each time I need to.
*Note: After doing some research, it appears that the faux wood used in these pictures are not the actual paper like I read others were talking about. But, there are faux wood floor paper to buy, like in the link above, to use. I found this great post on Inspire Me Baby that talks about some of the different faux wood options, including using the paper. I even found a vinyl faux wood flooring (think banner like material) you can buy. No matter what, the paper is still a great inexpensive option to try out
Also, here is the good thread on Flickr to read on tips on other types of flooring that look like wood and all to check out. Good ideas!