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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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Backsplashes are stylishly versatile and nearly any kitchen benefits aesthetically from the addition of one.
Made by Forever Stainless Steel[R], the same folks responsible for Bathtubs for Pets[R], the bike tub features high backsplashes designed to minimize uncontrolled spray, an adjustable wheel-retaining mechanism to keep the bike in place and a patented grate system to catch dirt and debris.
Steel, aluminum and copper tiles make dramatic, high-impact kitchen backsplashes.
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.
A New Vanity Top Program: Silestone's standard vanity tops are prepackaged to include finished edges, backsplashes, an undermount sink bowl cutout and a 10-year warranty.
The cooktop-and-range-hood combination forms a design anchor in the kitchen, often showcased with special treatment, molding and millwork detail, and dramatic 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).