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.

 

  • 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...
  • Monday, January, 01, 2001 Step by Step: How to Install Inlays in Prefinished Wood Floors Not long ago, a factory-finished wood floor mean design limitations. Today, options for factory-finished floors run the gamut of possibilities, including prefinished borders and inlays. Inlays may...
  • Monday, January, 01, 2001 State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2001 Back in wood flooring's glory years, when every house had hardwood and shipments of strip flooring peaked at well more than a billion board feet, the industry was a tight knit group. Smaller,
  • Friday, December, 01, 2000 Upselling Wood Flooring Can Set You Free from the Rat Race For some hardwood flooring professionals, life consists of a daily grind banging in 3/4-by-21/4-inch oak flooring. Job sites and customers may change, but the task remains the same. Sometimes it...