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Apr 18, 2011 17:58 |  #1

Anyone know of a cheaper alternative or DIY route for something similar to Candy Sticks by backdropoutlet.com? Looking for primarily wood textures for flooring to use with a backdrop and baseboard.

http://www.backdropout​let.com/products.asp?d​ept=1328 (external link)

$89 for a 5x7 sheet seems a bit expensive imo


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Apr 19, 2011 02:34 |  #2

Would it not be cheaper and with a little practice easier to use photoshop? This way you can have any number of textures


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Apr 19, 2011 02:43 |  #3

What about buying some wood veneer? You might be able to get it large enough. Not sure how expensive it would be though.


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Apr 19, 2011 06:39 |  #4

For that price you could probably find some laminate flooring that you could put down and take up when needed.




  
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Apr 19, 2011 07:00 |  #5

Shop the discount flooring stores for sheet vinyl. Stone, wood and tile textures. 12 foot width as long as you'd like. Not super cheep, but not expensive either.


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Apr 19, 2011 09:31 |  #6

Hmm, thx for the suggestions all. I like ueb's suggestion. I may look into some laminate flooring,that sounds like it might be a good alternative. I'll check out the discount flooring stores for sure. Thanks all!


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Apr 19, 2011 10:12 |  #7

I'm told that office depot or staples sells a distressed white wood paper roll quite inexpensively. I've seen it used in the kids and family section...


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Apr 19, 2011 10:20 |  #8

Actually I just checked the forum search using "wood paper roll" and found the thread showing the white distressed wood roll used for a floor and found it. They got it at Michaels.


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Apr 19, 2011 10:21 |  #9

tiny newborn session doll bed prop is the title of the thread. i have no clue how to embed a link to it, but do what you will with it. it actually looks pretty good for the $$


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Apr 19, 2011 10:50 |  #10

Awesome, thanks Sue, ill see if I can find the thread. Appreciate it!


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Apr 19, 2011 11:27 |  #11

I use vinyl remnants from lowe's or home depot. They run about 25 - 30 dollars (a bit higher for the larger 9x12 sizes). They look like the real thing and are pretty tough.


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Apr 19, 2011 16:13 |  #12

Home Depot carries a new product called Allure by TrafficMaster that is basically like laminate in that it is in "planks", but it is actually vinyl. With laminate, it is so heavy you either need to set it up and leave it, or disassemble it entirely every time. I suspect after a few times you might start to run into issues with the joints. With this vinyl, you can assemble as large of a piece as you want (I have approximately 6x9) and you can still slide it around to switch to the color you want. Two boxes (48 square feet, or a 6x8 area) will cost you about the same as one 5x7 Candystick backdrop, but this stuff will pretty much last forever. No need to worry about getting it dirty, wet, etc, you can just mop it off. Home Depot does list it on their website, and though it says "Online Only", my local store carried a couple of colors.

http://www.homedepot.c​om …langId=-1&catalogId=10053 (external link)

I just posted a pic over in the Kids & Family sharing section. This was with a lighter color that didn't have a whole lot of grain to it, but you can get an idea of how it looks:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1029924


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Apr 20, 2011 07:56 |  #13

If you decide to go the vinyl route there is a product that Lowes carries similar and it is cheaper. I believe it is Novalis.

http://www.lowes.com …31+4294960937_4​294937087_ (external link)




  
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Apr 20, 2011 08:24 |  #14

ueb0258 wrote in post #12258673 (external link)
If you decide to go the vinyl route there is a product that Lowes carries similar and it is cheaper. I believe it is Novalis.

http://www.lowes.com …31+4294960937_4​294937087_ (external link)

Actually, while cheaper, those aren't quite the same. They are the "peel and stick" kind where you adhere them [permanently] to the floor, similar to regular vinyl floor tiles. The product I linked to is a floating system, the "planks" adhere to each other via overlapping tabs but not to the floor. This is key if you want to be able to move them around.


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Apr 21, 2011 12:21 |  #15

munzzzzzzz wrote in post #12258783 (external link)
Actually, while cheaper, those aren't quite the same. They are the "peel and stick" kind where you adhere them [permanently] to the floor, similar to regular vinyl floor tiles. The product I linked to is a floating system, the "planks" adhere to each other via overlapping tabs but not to the floor. This is key if you want to be able to move them around.

Thanks for pointing that out. Didnt notice it was plank flooring. I might have to look into that as well.




  
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