Kim Wahlgren

Kim M. Wahlgren is the longtime editor of Wood Floor Business. Based in Madison, Wis., she manages the day-to-day operations of the WFB print magazine, website, E-News and social media. She holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin in journalism and Spanish. Away from the office, she’s busy enjoying her family, including two beautiful children, a sassy ex-racehorse, an extraordinarily silly black Labrador mutt and her husband, Brent, whom she met at … yes, wood flooring school.

 

  • Tuesday, May, 21, 2019 A Key Piece of Wood Flooring History: The ‘Bumper’ Vance Hough of Annandale Floors in Annandale, Va., owns a piece of hardwood flooring history representing an era of wood flooring most modern pros could hardly imagine. This wood flooring...
  • Wednesday, April, 03, 2019 How to Set Up Business Accounts in Facebook and Instagram In the April/May 2019 issue of WFB, I talked about all the reasons why it's important to have your social media accounts set up correctly as business accounts, not personal accounts. Here are...
  • Monday, April, 01, 2019 WFB Throwback: Allan Pyne's 1999 Winning Wood Floor In my "From the Editor" column in the April/May 2019 issue, I talked about my interview with wood floor legend Allan Pyne regarding the following winning wood floor. Here's the full article about...
  • Thursday, March, 14, 2019 Take Advantage of Social Media Tools for Wood Flooring Business Accounts By now many wood flooring pros have put social media to work for their businesses: our State of the Industry survey results show that last year 85 percent of wood flooring retailers were using...
  • Tuesday, May, 22, 2018 Today’s Wood Flooring Stains: What You Need to Know Stains have been a staple in the wood flooring industry for many years, but today’s wood flooring stains aren’t your daddy’s wood flooring stains. Changes in laws have led to changes in...
  • Thursday, March, 29, 2018 State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2018: On Solid Footing How was business in 2017 for wood floor manufacturers, distributors, retailers and contractors, and how do they feel about the coming year? Scroll down to discover the results of Wood Floor...
  • Friday, March, 16, 2018 Curving Fishtail Parquet for a Round Castle "This is possibly the nicest house I've been in," says John Yarema of Yarema Inc. Considering his typical clientele—the world's rich and famous, with wood flooring price tags that commonly...
  • Friday, March, 16, 2018 On the Wood Flooring Job: Then & Now, Part 2 As part of the 30-year anniversary of doing this magazine, in the last issue we began taking a look at how wood flooring life has changed in three decades (see that article online). In this issue,
  • Thursday, February, 01, 2018 On the Wood Flooring Job: Then and Now, Part 1   As we celebrate 30 years of doing this magazine, we thought it would be interesting to examine what exactly has changed for wood flooring pros over those decades. We spoke to six wood flooring...
  • Monday, January, 29, 2018 Vintage Moments: How Wood Floor Business Began More than three decades ago, the owner of AB Media Inc. (then Athletic Business Publications), Gretchen Brown, received an intriguing phone call. Her friend Rick Brian, who worked for maple sports...