<< The wood is covered with an adhesive >>
<< needs a technique of getting the adhesive off >>
<< Any good techniques for doing this >>
No free lunch here. This will be a struggle.
1) Remove as much gunk as possible mechanically, using a scraper, heat gun with
good ventilation and muscle.
2) Experiment with solvents and particularly paint removers to determine which
brand or type is most effective (Ventilation required!). Some older linoleum
adhesives were asphalt emulsions so ammonia could revive the glop and permit
3) With a clean dry floor sanding will be possible, but again, experiment with
paper grades, machines, whatever to get the best result.