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.

 

  • 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"
  • Thursday, December, 09, 2010 25 Years of NWFA History No one who was involved at the start would imagine what the National Wood Flooring Association would become. Twenty-five years later, here's a glimpse of the highlights of its storied...
  • Friday, December, 03, 2010 State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2010: Test of Endurance As far as most people in the wood flooring industry are concerned, 2009 will go down as another year they'd like to forget. While some optimists had held out hope for rapid improvement, the...
  • Friday, September, 17, 2010 A Closer Look at Where our Wood Floors Come From When Bill Jopling, CEO of wood flooring manufacturer Brandywine International Hardwood LLC, bought a plane ticket to fly to Asia for business recently, he was asked if he wanted to pay $58 to cover...
  • Tuesday, June, 15, 2010 Avoid Common Callbacks with Imported Species Installing wood flooring may not be rocket science, but there's a lot that can go wrong anyway. Different job sites, changing moisture conditions and difficult customers can all make day-to-day life...
  • Monday, June, 01, 2009 A Look Back at Simpler Times on Wood Flooring Job Sites In this issue that celebrates today's best of the best—floors that use the latest technology, from computer-guided lasers to state-of-the-art job-site power tools—our magazine is taking a...
  • Wednesday, April, 01, 2009 Step by Step: How to Install a Wood Floor Inlay Now more than ever, contractors need something that will set them apart from the competition, and nothing is more instantly eye-catching than an inlay as a focal point. You can make your own or...