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, 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...
  • Saturday, April, 01, 2000 Working Safely With Electricity on the Job Site

    Electricity isn't something to mess around with on the job site. In fact, it deserves healthy respect — only 1 amp of electricity can stop your heart.

  • Tuesday, February, 01, 2000 Think About Workplace Safety on Your Wood Flooring Job Sites It'll waste time. It'll cost money. It's a hassle. These are all common, but bad excuses for why some contractors don't practice safety on the job site. A century ago, it was common practice for...
  • Saturday, January, 01, 2000 The History of the Wood Flooring Industry For centuries, wood floors were the domain of only the wealthiest people in the world. Expert craftsmen labored for years on the same floor, meticulously cutting each intricate inlay or pattern...
  • Saturday, January, 01, 2000 Maintaining a Professional Image Mrs. Home Owner decides that she would like a hardwood floor instead of the nasty old vinyl in her kitchen. After asking around the neighborhood, she comes up with the name and phone number of a...
  • Saturday, January, 01, 2000 Tips for Sanding & Finishing Exotic Wood Flooring   Fifty years ago, almost every new house in the United States had the same type of wood floor. For the most part, homeowners had the option of oak strip, or … oak strip. Life...
  • Saturday, January, 01, 2000 How to Keep Your Wood Flooring Business Safe   Tony Rosso, owner of Hardwood Floors Centre in Toronto, thought he had done a good job making his business secure. Then one busy day in 1997, a man drove a truck to the back door of Rosso's...
  • Friday, January, 01, 1999 The Basics of Wood Flooring Installation

    Installing a wood floor may be manual labor, but successful wood flooring installers are always using their eyes and minds as well as their hands. T