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, 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...
  • Friday, August, 01, 2003 Understanding Wood Flooring Certification Programs   Start discussing environmental issues in any social group, and passions quickly flare. Discuss them with people in the wood flooring industry, and opinions run the gamut. Given that...
  • Sunday, June, 01, 2003 Step by Step: How Daily Maintenance Can Prolong the Life of Your Sanding Equipment If spending a few extra minutes on every job would help you earn thousands more, would you do it. Of course; any contractor would be crazy not to. It's surprising, then, how many contractors...
  • Tuesday, April, 01, 2003 The Basics of Finishing Wood Floors

    You meticulously inspected and moisture-tested the subfloor. Then you accurately measured out your working lines and installed the flooring for the best aesthetic appearance.