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.

 

  • 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? Turn the page 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...
  • Wednesday, November, 22, 2017 Illuminating Local Connections in a Showroom Floor The Wichita, Kan., flag is meaningful: The white circle represents home, a blue sun means happiness, red stripes signify honor and white stripes indicate courage. When Jesse and Rachel Sample...
  • Tuesday, November, 21, 2017 A Historic Wood Floor ‘Like an Old Saddle’ Just steps from the White House is the Decatur House, built in 1819 by Commodore Stephen Decatur, who had little time to enjoy it due to dying there in a duel the following year. Today the...
  • Monday, May, 22, 2017 Custom Color From Coast to Coast Not long ago, color for wood flooring meant a can of oil-based stain, possibly water-popped, or—for those really pushing the envelope—some aniline dye. Today, oil-based stain and aniline dyes...
  • Wednesday, March, 22, 2017 State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2017: Steady Growth Since 1992, our magazine has sent out and compiled results from the only yearly survey of the wood flooring industry. That year, we noted that unfinished solid strip was still the largest product...
  • Tuesday, January, 31, 2017 Consumer Complications: Avoid These Top Problems There's a good reason the old joke, "This is a great business except for the customers," gets laughs from wood flooring pros. Installing, sanding and finishing can be the easy part of their jobs.