If the product has a UPC bar code on it, then the first 6 digits of that bar code identify the manufacturer of the product. (The next 5 digits are the product code and the last digit is a "check digit".) ((The computer does a calculation based on the first 11 numbers it reads, and if it comes up with the correct 12th "check digit", then it knows it's read the first 11 numbers correctly, otherwise it asks you to re-scan the item.))
The organization that administers UPC codes and "sells" each manufacturer it's unique 6 digit UPC code is "GS1" at:
GS1 Global Office - Homepage
On that web page, you should find a box called "Quick links". Under "GS1 Tools", click on "Find a bar code number (GEPIR)" to get to this web page:
Welcome to Gepir
Click on "Search by Bar Code (GTIN)" to get here:
Welcome to Gepir
Enter the full UPC bar code in the Global Trade Item Number box, click the "Trade Item Ownership" radio button and click on the "Search" button.
For example, I have a bottle of Tile Lab Heavy Duty Cleaner & Stripper for removing Tile Lab "Gloss" grout sealer in my hand. The UPC code on the bottle is 010186763521. When I type that in, it tells me the manufacturer is:
Custom Building Products Inc.
Address: Contact Details:
13001 Seal Beach Blvd., Suite 200 tel:
90740 Seal Beach, CA fax:
Cuz Custom Building Products makes "Wonderboard" cement board products, "Flexbond" mortars, "Polyblend" grouts and "TileLab" grout sealers.
You should be able to find the name of the manufacturer of your wood flooring and where they're located. If you recognize the name as a well known manufacturer of wood flooring, it's probably a quality product.