So, we moved into a new home and it came time to make the kitchen appealing to the eye before we actually redo the whole thing in a couple years (money is going toward other things currently)

I peeled off the wallpaper...I found what looks to be a sheet of rubber/plastic tile about 3-4ft up the wall then about 5ft up where the oven sits.

How would I remove it? Just like I would removing a linoleum floor? Its almost flush with the wall (since they plastered the top to make the illusion of smooth under the wallpaper.)

Any idea of the madness that I may meet behind it and what we may need to do?

Thanks in advance