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.

 

  • Tuesday, April, 01, 2003 State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2003   Uncertainty is the prevailing theme in the United States right now. Uncertainty regarding a war with Iraq, the strength of the economy and job security are daily stories in the news.
  • Sunday, December, 01, 2002 These 3 Wood Flooring Contractors Have Plans to Battle Moisture Ask any wood flooring contractor what causes the most problems with hardwood floors, and you can bet money he'll say "moisture." The problems are endless: too much humidity, not enough...
  • Thursday, August, 01, 2002 Working With Architects and Designers to Increase Business

    The architect and interior designer each have a certain aura. Architects are notorious for being aloof and intellectual, while designers' creative flair leaves them with a

  • Thursday, August, 01, 2002 Step by Step: Removing Debris From Wood Floor Finish Most contractors have been in this predicament more than once: They apply the last coat of finish, thinking the job's done and the check is on the way. Then, they get the phone call that there's...
  • Monday, April, 01, 2002 State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2002: Survey Results   Cautious Optimism Statistics in Hardwood Floors’ exclusive survey reveal that the industry has slowed but remains healthy. Here are the results from a random sampling of distributors...
  • Monday, April, 01, 2002 State of the Wood Flooring Industry 2002: Wartime Recession The year 2001 was an uncertain one by any account. The nation started the year with a new president and an economy that, after years of unstoppable growth, was shifting down a few gears. As the...
  • Monday, April, 01, 2002 Find Out if Your Miter Saw is Cutting True After a few seconds on a job site, a top-notch wood flooring craftsman can discern the quality of someone else's work. One of the first things he notices is how much filler the job did — or...
  • Friday, February, 01, 2002 What to Consider When Working with Bamboo & Cork Flooring

    Your phone rings. It's a potential customer who just got back from a trip visiting her long-lost friend 1,200 miles away.

  • Tuesday, January, 01, 2002 Disguising Wood Floor Gaps With the Sliver Technique No installer is perfect. Even the most meticulous craftsman occasionally has an area or two in the wood floor that don't meet up exactly flush. Perhaps the angle on the chop saw was a hair off, and...
  • Saturday, December, 01, 2001 Commercial Flooring Work: The Pros and Cons Huge expanses of wood floors covering an entire mall or running through a pricey corporate headquarters can cause some wood flooring contractors to turn green with envy. "If I could just get...