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.

 

  • Friday, July, 17, 2020 What Confuses Wood Flooring Consumers and What to Tell Them We asked our followers on social media: What confuses your customers the most about wood floors? Not surprisingly, we had no shortage of passionate responses. It's a pro's job to educate the...
  • Thursday, July, 16, 2020 Wood Floor Trick of the Trade: On the Edge While Sanding This issue's tip is from Doug LeClair at LeClair Wood Floors in Omaha, Neb.: When you're sanding up to another area, you're always at risk of sanding something you don't want to, so I use this...
  • Thursday, July, 16, 2020 Wood Floor Rescue: 300-Year-Old Elm Saved In the English countryside village of Pewsey, Scott Bergman was recommended to restore Victorian-era larch floors and replace elm floor boards in a historic home. "As soon as I saw the floor, I...
  • Tuesday, June, 23, 2020 Wood Floor of the Week: Parquet Comes Off the Floor … and Onto a Table Chuck Crispin of Legendary Floors of Florida LLC in West Palm Beach, Fla., is known for his many award-winning wood floors, usually featuring designs based on classic parquets or log rounds. During...
  • Thursday, June, 11, 2020 Projection Mapping Transforms Wood Floors With Light, Music, Motion From his home base in Bloomington, Ind., Distinctive Wood Floors' Dan Antes has already been involved in the some of the industry’s most interesting projects, but he isn’t resting on those...
  • Tuesday, May, 19, 2020 Electricity for Wood Floor Pros 101 When it comes to the sanding part of a job, it seems that, as an industry, we immediately jump to the minutiae of everything from abrasives to grit sequences to techniques for running each of the...
  • Wednesday, November, 20, 2019 Job Safety: First Aid on the Wood Flooring Job Site   Hard work, heavy objects, power tools, electrical equipment, sharp blades, splashing liquids … they're all part of being a wood flooring pro, and they can all contribute to a certain amount...
  • Monday, November, 18, 2019 Wood Floor Rescue: Blending Old and New in a Historic Florida Home The owner of this home in the historic district of Ocala, Fla., bought the house and wanted to create a more open concept home. That meant taking out some walls, which also meant professional wood...
  • Thursday, September, 19, 2019 Wood Floor Rescue: Preserving a Lost American Icon "This original American chestnut floor was covered for years by carpet, linoleum, and who knows what else after more than 170 years," says David Runyon, owner/operator at WoodMan Flooring in the...
  • Wednesday, July, 17, 2019 Wood Floor Rescue: African Beauty Revealed in Northern Ireland Wood flooring pro Daryl Kane of DK Flooring in Lurgan, Northern Ireland, had a unique sanding job on his hands with this project, a panga panga floor that had been reclaimed from an Irish whiskey...