Commercial kitchen floor restored at local hotel that was suffering from a previously applied resin coating that had become detached due to rising damp through a traditional hundreds of years old slab floor laid directly onto Earth. Resin coatings cannot breathe and cause moist year to rise to the surface forcing the old coating from the surface. This had caused balloons in the 4 mm original coating and we were asked to make good and isolated area. This involved some investigation and the old paving flags were discovered. Due to the extent of the work we could not reconstruct the whole floor but have applied a new 40 mm find flowable nonslip topping combined with a resin damp primer and a polyurethane hygienic coating. This will enable the kitchen to function and maintain its hygiene standards.