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An upright surface or border, as of tile, that protects the wall behind a sink or stove.


1. (Architecture) any tiled area by, for example, a sink, cooker or bath to prevent damage to a wall by food or water splashes
2. rowing the water that splashes towards the bow of a rowing boat when an oar hits the water



paneling, as that behind a kitchen countertop, to protect against splashed liquids.
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In addition to cabinets, business sells & installs granite countertops, tile flooring, backsplashes & walls.
Shelves, cut-out sections, tray dividers, sinks, backsplashes, and drawers are also available.
The homes include granite countertops, tumbled marble backsplashes, designer colors, cabinets and hardware, vaulted ceilings, oversized closets, 10-foot ceilings in bathrooms and closets and fully landscaped yards.
The cup-like vessels sit on wall pedestals with backsplashes mediating the space between the wall and the work and set up a dialogue between real space and implied space.
The elegant condominiums also boast exotic wood floors throughout, gourmet kitchens with black granite countertops, etched glass backsplashes and cabinets complemented by stainless steel clad Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, Marble bathrooms feature Kohler fixtures with separate soaking tubs and glass enclosed showers, powder rooms and walk-in closets.
All are perfect for embellishing stairs, fireplaces, floors, or backsplashes.
Currently, the hottest product for kitchen floors and backsplashes is tumbled marble (rather than a smooth, shiny texture, the texture is rough for an aged look).
Whether you're tackling it yourself or you're working with a tile professional, The Tile Shop is ready to help you design, select and install stone and tile for just about any type of application, from a bathroom makeover to kitchen backsplashes to decorative tile for a new gas fireplace.
In addition to being appropriate for backsplashes, Silestone MURO is easy to install in other commercial and residential applications such as shower flooring and decorative accents.
Gourmet kitchens at Sky House are equipped with rich cherry cabinetry, granite countertops and luminous glass tile backsplashes.
Backsplashes, window-flanking columns, and pantry doors are all mirrored, bouncing light off walls and extending sight lines throughout the room.
Make a Wallpaper Backsplash - Traditional tile backsplashes can be pricey; applying polyurethane varnish to wallpaper is a stylish way to create waterproof backsplash for under $100.