What is a Kitchen Backsplash?

If you are in the midst of a kitchen or bathroom DIY upgrade, you may have heard of a backsplash. A backsplash is a vertical extension to a counter, and it can extend a few inches high or go as high as the ceiling. A backsplash is not mandatory for any kitchen or bathroom, but it can add some visual appeal to your space. Let’s talk more about backsplashes.


What is a kitchen backsplash?


While backsplashes look like decorative fixtures, they actually have a function. Backsplashes protect the wall behind the sink from water damage caused by accidental splashing. If the backsplash is in a different location other than behind the sink, it can protect the wall from grease splashes or food splashes.


While backsplashes are not mandatory, they can be recommended for kitchens that see a lot of action. Even if you can control the water, the wall behind the kitchen sink or stove can still be damaged in other ways.


Most backsplashes are made from ceramic or porcelain tiles. Tiles are easy to work with and offer a range of designs so that you can create something truly unique. You can create fun patterns that add visual interest while protecting your walls. Backsplashes can be a DIY project, or you can have a professional install them for you. The price of a backsplash varies based on the materials you use and can range from $14 to $20 a square foot. The average cost of a backsplash installation is around a thousand dollars.


While the backsplash protects your walls, you must also preserve the backsplash. Homeline Coatings has a line of non-toxic, kid and dog-friendly products you need to make sure that your backsplash stays protected and properly sealed for years