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.

 

  • Wednesday, October, 02, 2013 Vintage Moments: 3M's Galen Fitzel At Leisure 3M sanding services specialist Galen Fitzel retired last summer, but not before this gem of a photo surfaced of him (that's him at the far right styling a genuine Johnny Carson-brand polyester...
  • Tuesday, April, 02, 2013 Improving Outlook: State of the Industry 2013   As this issue went to press, the increasingly positive news about the economy was tempered by the implementation of the government's sequestration measures. The good news for the wood flooring...
  • Tuesday, January, 29, 2013 Business Brief: Examining Impact Scott Maurer During the Great Recession, most companies went through intense belt-tightening to survive. As we begin a recovery, it's tempting to breathe a sigh of relief and loosen that belt. But,
  • Thursday, May, 24, 2012 Recoating Prefinished Wood Floors Doesn't Have to Be a Gamble For wood flooring contractors, doing a recoat on a factory-finished floor can feel like playing the slots—when you arrive at the job site, you never know whether you're walking into a...
  • Wednesday, February, 29, 2012 A Legend In Itself: There's Nothing Quite Like the 20-Year-Old NOFMA School It started with 25 students at a federal penitentiary. Over the years, it has traveled to downtown Memphis, to Mississippi and back. Among its participants it has inspired hard work, dedication,
  • Monday, February, 20, 2012 A History: 100 Years of Maple Wood Flooring   At one time, maple hardwood floors were an essential part of everyday American life. They covered the floors of huge factories, schools and post offices, among myriad other uses. Business was...
  • Thursday, February, 02, 2012 Using Aniline Dyes Provides Unlimited Wood Floor Colors Talk about changing the color of a wood floor, and most wood flooring professionals immediately think about applying dyes. And when combining dyes with bleach and stains, a multitude of effects can...
  • Wednesday, June, 01, 2011 What is Really Causing White Line Syndrome? The wood flooring business doesn't have much in the way of conspiracy theories, but one finish problem is approaching that status. Rumors and buzz about it—and its causes-spread rapidly by word...
  • Thursday, March, 31, 2011 Signs of Life: State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2011   These have been dark times in the wood flooring industry. When the economy tanked at the end of 2007, it took the housing industry and the wood flooring industry right along with it. It has been...
  • Thursday, February, 10, 2011 Clear Up Confusion About Wood Floor Maintenance As wood floors have grown in popularity, so have products and ideas about how to clean a wood floor. There are HGTV hosts telling viewers to use apple cider vinegar mixed with water for a "green"