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.

 

  • Sunday, June, 01, 2008 Power Up: How to Safely Power a Wood Flooring Job Site Wood flooring experts who train contractors about sanding equipment see lots of strange things in their daily lives, from scary sanding techniques to the scariest of all: dangerous electrical...
  • Tuesday, April, 01, 2008 State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2008: Riding Out the Storm The lowest level of housing starts in 27 years. Foreclosures on the rise. The largest drop in sales of single-family homes in 25 years. Median home prices declining for the first time in at least...
  • Tuesday, April, 01, 2008 Doing Recoat Work to Break Into the Sports Flooring Market During these slower economic times, many residential wood flooring contractors are looking at any possible option to increase business, and one avenue that might seem appealing is sports...
  • Monday, October, 01, 2007 Heat Wave: Installing Wood Flooring Over Radiant Heating

    Just mentioning "radiant heat" is enough to make some wood flooring contractors turn and run.

  • Wednesday, August, 01, 2007 Helping Clients 'Go Green' With Wood Flooring The last time the green movement was this hot, you might have been wearing bell-bottoms and a peace symbol around your neck.Today, concern for the environment is back at the forefront. Global...
  • Friday, June, 01, 2007 5 Wood Flooring Installation Sins

    There isn't a wood flooring installer in the business who isn't guilty of taking a shortcut or two on the job site from time to time.

  • Sunday, April, 01, 2007 State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2007: Global Vision

    In recent years, the wood flooring industry grew accustomed to nearly unlimited demand for its products. Builders couldn't get houses up fast enough,

  • Thursday, February, 01, 2007 How to Handle Tricky Wood Finishing Situations Like a Pro Ask any contractor what the majority of his callbacks are, and it's a safe bet they're related to finish problems. Finishing is a process that needs to be done carefully and with thoughtful...
  • Friday, December, 01, 2006 Tackling Big Wood Flooring Jobs Congratulations. You just landed that first big job—about 20,000 square feet of Brazilian cherry— you'd been hoping for. The square footage is big, and your projected profit looks even...
  • Tuesday, August, 01, 2006 Green Building is Red-Hot   In today's construction market, "green" building is red-hot. Five years ago, the concept was outside the mainstream, with pockets of activity in stereotypically environmentally aware markets...