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.

 

  • 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

  • Friday, January, 01, 1999 Essential Skill: Wood Floor Staining   In some regions of the world, it's rarely considered. In others, it's almost a given. Some areas prefer light browns and others tend to dark colors; while some consumers still go for a...
  • Friday, January, 01, 1999 Guidelines for Installing Parquet Wood Flooring Parquet, or patterned floors, have endured throughout history from their use in castles and palaces centuries ago to the present day. Luckily for today's wood flooring installers, they don't have...
  • Tuesday, December, 01, 1998 How Wood Floors Are Made: Timber and Lumber When you are out on the job, do you ever stop during installation to think about all the steps the wood flooring has gone through to make it to your job site. Although it's not a relatively...
  • Thursday, January, 01, 1998 Under Pressure: How Wood Flooring Contractors Can Deal with Builders   It's happening again. You've been working on a relationship with this builder for months, and now it's landed you steady wood flooring work. As you're scheduling the first jobs, you find out...