Well today I made some good progress on the floor, removed all of the glue from the floor and started on removing the glue from the tubes.
When sanding the fabric a light, dry dust was produced and the sanded surface has a matt finish.
The floor is not as bad as first thought. After a little warmth/heat the fabric is not brittle and will definitely be serviceable as is.
Still a fair way to go in the prep work, plenty of sanding but it's coming along nicely. Couldn't get it outside for any pics because it rained ALL WEEKEND! Felt like I was in London...