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, April, 01, 2002 Find Out if Your Miter Saw is Cutting True After a few seconds on a job site, a top-notch wood flooring craftsman can discern the quality of someone else's work. One of the first things he notices is how much filler the job did — or...
  • Friday, February, 01, 2002 What to Consider When Working with Bamboo & Cork Flooring

    Your phone rings. It's a potential customer who just got back from a trip visiting her long-lost friend 1,200 miles away.

  • Tuesday, January, 01, 2002 Disguising Wood Floor Gaps With the Sliver Technique No installer is perfect. Even the most meticulous craftsman occasionally has an area or two in the wood floor that don't meet up exactly flush. Perhaps the angle on the chop saw was a hair off, and...
  • Saturday, December, 01, 2001 Commercial Flooring Work: The Pros and Cons Huge expanses of wood floors covering an entire mall or running through a pricey corporate headquarters can cause some wood flooring contractors to turn green with envy. "If I could just get...
  • Saturday, December, 01, 2001 How to Install Herringbone Wood Flooring Plenty of installers have gotten into trouble trying to install a herringbone floor. Stories abound of contractors like the one who tried to lay a herringbone floor in a mall—without snapping a...
  • Monday, January, 01, 2001 Repair Work: Blending a Stained Wood Floor In last issue's Step By Step column, we began a floor repair for three boards. After the floor was stained, dents in three boards had become apparent and had to be removed. Without using any...
  • Monday, January, 01, 2001 How to Do a Repair by Replacing Wood Flooring Boards Most contractors are familiar with the scenario: You've spent weeks at a job site installing wood floors throughout the whole first floor of a remodeled home. The floor has been installed,
  • Monday, January, 01, 2001 How Builders & Wood Flooring Contractors Can Get Along   One thing that's remarkable in listening to builders and wood flooring contractors is that, much like the proverbial pot calling the kettle black, they have many of the same complaints about...
  • Monday, January, 01, 2001 What to Know about Laying Wood Floors over Concrete Slabs There's something inherently strange about laying wood floors over concrete. After all, water and wood don't mix, and one of concrete's talents is absorbing and holding water. For contractors in...
  • Monday, January, 01, 2001 How to Minimize Dust on Wood Flooring Job Sites  Flip through the Yellow Pages these days, and you may notice something about the wood flooring ads — most of their big print uses phrases like "dustless sanding" and "no...