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.
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: