The upright surface, often made of tile, behind a kitchen counter, sink, or stove, that protects the wall from damage from splatter due to kitchen activities.

Cost Considerations

Lower-grade ceramic tiles are one of the cheaper backsplash materials, at around $10 per sq. ft. Stainless steel is one of the more expensive backsplash materials, and can cost $25 per sq. ft.

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