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, 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...
  • Sunday, August, 01, 2004 Stock Your Toolbox for Custom Wood Flooring Installations Hundreds of years ago, artisans used only their hand tools to create amazingly intricate wood floors in castles and palaces. Today, wood flooring craftsmen continue to create masterpieces, but...
  • Tuesday, June, 01, 2004 Tailgate Chemistry: Amateur Wood Floor Finish Concoctions Lead to Disaster   The wood flooring industry is full of amateur chemists. Some wood flooring contractors have been known to create concoctions with their stains and finishes that would make chemists in finish...
  • Thursday, April, 01, 2004 State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2004: Seeds of Change A year ago, "tentative" was the best word to describe the business atmosphere. Uncertainty about the economy and a war in Iraq put a damper on the business climate. Now, although struggles in...
  • Sunday, February, 01, 2004 Dealing With Existing Floor Coverings When Installing Wood Floors They can be dirty, musty and smelly. Sometimes they're disgusting and moldy. Occasionally they're even unhealthy. Removing them can be labor-intensive and dangerous. These all are good reasons...
  • Monday, December, 01, 2003 Don't Let Your Wood Floor Business be a Model of Bad Behavior  The stories seem unbelievable, but wood flooring contractors swear they're true. There's the employee who was installing floors in a beautiful lake home and took an extra long lunch every day...
  • Wednesday, October, 01, 2003 How Prefinished Wood Floors Are Made An eight-stage prefinishing line. (Courtesy of Berry Wood Products) In the '70s, a factory-finished floor was simply apiece of unfinished flooring that also went through a wax line. In the early...