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!