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.

 

  • 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.
  • Monday, December, 05, 2016 An Elegant Black Wood Floor in the Windy City You know you’re sitting in the upper echelon of Chicago real estate when you’re looking down over the city’s famous landmarks, including Navy Pier and the John Hancock Center. Such is the...
  • Thursday, June, 30, 2016 Winning Wood Floors: NWFA Floor of the Year 1997 With a revamped and expanded NWFA Floor of the Year contest, there were five new faces on this year's winners' podium, along with a couple of previous winners. There were nine awards presented in...
  • Tuesday, May, 24, 2016 How They Do It: Pulling Off Today’s Bold Basketball Floors Not long ago, gym floor specialists were known mainly for their ability to travel long distances to a job, use their riding sanders to sand vast expanses of maple, paint their lines and walk miles...
  • Monday, May, 23, 2016 Changing Minds to Create a Custom Canadian Centerpiece Although this floor was created as a centerpiece for the Canadian Consulate location in Buffalo, N.Y., the original specifications called for cork and bamboo. "It was very bizarre," says Mike...
  • Wednesday, March, 30, 2016 Showing Off a Bluff-Top O.C. Jewel Richard Larson of Gaetano Hardwood Floors Inc. in Huntington Beach, Calif., deals with a certain type of clientele. “You’ve seen those Housewives shows? Those are my customers.” Staining a...
  • Wednesday, March, 30, 2016 State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2016: Out in the Field Earlier this year I asked an elite group of hardwood flooring professionals—some of the National Wood Flooring Association’s regional instructors, along with NWFA Vice President of...
  • Tuesday, February, 09, 2016 Remodeling: What’s Your Story? When I was gathering info for the Techniques column in this issue on handling remodeling jobs, I heard an entertaining story from the NWFA’s Rusty Swindoll, who was a wood flooring contractor for...