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, December, 02, 2014 Jurassic Jazz: This Wood Floor Demands a Second Look ... and More Typically when one sees a wood floor, it’s instantly recognizable as a wood floor. Not so with this mesquite burl creation. It demands a second look and perhaps a third before recognizing the...
  • Wednesday, October, 01, 2014 The Wow Factor: Winning Floor Inspires Stunning Wildlife Floor The floor that caught the attention of wood flooring pros for the 2014 Wood Floor of the Year Members' Choice award also caught the attention of creator Tom Ourada's neighbor—so much so that he...
  • Wednesday, October, 01, 2014 The Invention That Transformed Wood Floor Sanding In the late ’60s, big machines on wood flooring job sites were all drum sanders, which were prone to chatter and had to have sheets of sandpaper carefully inserted just so into the slots on...
  • Tuesday, September, 30, 2014 Your Sanding Machines Don’t Look Like This, Do They? Daily Maintenance Checklist: Edgers1) Blow them out with an air hose.2) Check carbon brushes and replace when needed. 3) Check the pad for flat spots or bent areas.4) Check wheels to...
  • Thursday, August, 14, 2014 The Recoating Riddle: Find the Right Clues When Recoating Wood Floors When wood floor contractors answer a call to do a recoat, their job becomes a bit like solving a riddle—they must puzzle out a series of correct answers before going on to the next step. And they...
  • Tuesday, July, 29, 2014 Postcard from Germany: Sand, Check, React … And More Last week I had the opportunity to join a group of wood flooring contractors who won a spot on the annual Lägler Fly and Sand PST (Premium Sanding Training) trip to the Lägler headquarters in...
  • Thursday, March, 27, 2014 Gary Reynolds: Founding Father of NWFA Retires Gary Reynolds passed away shortly after this article was written. His obituary can be read here, and a comprehensive list of his professional accomplishments, written by his friend Dinah Land, can be...
  • Thursday, March, 27, 2014 Solid Ground: State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2014   "The market is finally rebounding from the deep recession." That's a direct quote (and typical answer) from one of the distributors answering this year's HF State of the Industry survey, which...
  • Wednesday, March, 26, 2014 Tales from the Front: Bear-Proof Your Floor Installation Back before David Old, president at Las Vegas, N.M.-based Old Wood LLC was in the wood flooring business, he decided he would sand and refinish the Doug fir floors at the family's historic log cabin...
  • Thursday, February, 27, 2014 Vintage Moments: NWFA Founding Father Gary Reynolds Editor's note: Mr. Reynolds passed away after this article was published. Please find his obituary here.  After more than 50 years in the wood flooring industry, Gary Reynolds-one of the original...