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, June, 01, 2006 Sprucing Up Your Prefinished Wood Floors When you think of a prefinished floor, do you picture a low-end product quickly straight-laid in a tract home? While there are still plenty of factory-finished floors installed quickly in...
  • Saturday, April, 01, 2006 State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2006: Distributors React

    "Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated." — Mark Twain

  • Saturday, April, 01, 2006 Step by Step: Preparing a Good Wood Floor Subfloor Every good wood flooring job starts with good subfloor preparation. If it doesn't, the installer takes a gamble. If he's lucky, nothing bad will happen, and he'll probably continue his gambling...
  • Thursday, December, 01, 2005 Get a Handle on Wood Floor Staining Strategies

    Some wood flooring contractors love to stain floors. They up sell their jobs by offering customers any color they desire, even without having to buy expensive exotic species.

  • Saturday, October, 01, 2005 How Wood Flooring Contractors Around the Globe Do Business

    The popularity of wood flooring in the United States and Canada is surging, but we are not alone: It's a trend that spans borders across the globe.

  • Monday, August, 01, 2005 A Look at Sustainable Harvesting in a Hardwood Forest Mention a timber harvest, and most people envision a clear cut-nothing but stumps left in what appears to be total destruction. In the case of trees harvested to supply the domestic hardwood...
  • Wednesday, June, 01, 2005 Wood Flooring Contractors Deal With Extreme Job Site Locales Almost any wood flooring contractor will tell you that he doesn't have an easy job. And, it's true. Installing, sanding and finishing hardwood floors is an intensely physical job that involves...
  • Friday, April, 01, 2005 State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2005: Global Design   State of the Industry 2005 Not so many decades ago, wood flooring manufacturing involved a few tight-knit groups of men located in the Deep South and the North Woods. Everyone knew almost...
  • Friday, April, 01, 2005 Step by Step: How to Apply Stain to Wood Floors Staining a floor seems like a basic skill, but as many wood flooring contractors will tell you, plenty can go wrong. One contractor (who shall remain nameless) recalls the first time he was sent to...
  • Wednesday, December, 01, 2004 Avoid Pitfalls with Exotic Species It seems nearly every day someone mentions a wood flooring species even the most astute people in the industry haven't heard of. Manufacturers travel into the far reaches of the globes' forests to...