Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Floor Cleaning and other Cleaning topics.
You should be able to remove the varnish from linoleum with paint thinner or turpentine. You may find the finish altered somewhat, and may need to apply wax on the area of the floor to restore shine after. To be safe, test it on a non-visible area to ensure that you do not cause more damage.