Interesting idea, I guess its worth a try. I'm in the same boat as you, bev454. Have linoleum flooring in my kitchen and nook and need to scrape it all up so I can install ceramic tiling. My house is on a slab and was built in 1978. The top shiny plastic-like layer came off with ease but the gray/white middle layer and glue remained. I've been using a 5" wide scraper blade thus far and I've done about half of the kitchen. It is VERY time consuming but seems to be the only thing that works.
I had about half a gallon of leftover wall paper remover that I poured over the whole floor, let it soak in for about a day until dry and it did absolutely NOTHING to make it come up any easier. Whatever glue they used on this sure is some good stuff. I thought about using some kind of solvent like paint thinner to loosen the glue, anyone tried this or know of a similar product?
Fein tools makes an oscillating tool with a scraper attachment. Has anyone tried this? Harbor Freight makes a knock-off that you can get for like $35. Thought about going get one. Other than that, I'll just keep on scraping, hopefully I'll be done by the end of the month.