back·​splash | \ ˈbak-ˌsplash How to pronounce backsplash (audio) \

Definition of backsplash

: a vertical surface (as of tiles) designed to protect the wall behind a stove or countertop

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Tile isn't just for backsplashes and bathroom floors. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Tile Countertops: Pros, Cons, and Everything Else You Should Know," 31 Jan. 2019 Her oven backsplash was salvaged ivory-color tile and the countertops a milky onyx. Hayley Krischer, New York Times, "Leanne Ford Explores the Many Shades of White," 8 May 2018 The designer then suggested a countertop and backsplash of yellow ceramic tiles with black trim made by American Olean. Katerina Ang, WSJ, "The Return of the Luxurious Retro Kitchen," 12 Sep. 2018 Their warm, maple color is complemented by the granite countertop and backsplash flecked with cream, pink and gray. Carol Riordan,, "Property of the Week: 5 Clew Drive, Middletown," 16 Mar. 2018 The cooking space showcases Caesarstone countertops and backsplash, custom wood cabinetry, brushed brass hardware and stainless steel appliances, according to the listing. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "Daphne Oz Is Selling Her Manhattan Apartment For $2.5 Million," 14 Oct. 2016 The spacious new kitchen and dining addition is found off the living room and includes stainless steel appliances, granite counters, gorgeous cabinetry, and windowed backsplash. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Historic midcentury home with recent additions wants $979K," 14 June 2018 The surfaces can be customized by color, size, and shape and used in a range of applications, from tabletops to backsplashes to bathroom vanities. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "This Company Is Making Gorgeous Terrazzo Furnishings Out Of Recycled Marble," 11 Dec. 2018 McDermott and Gatewood chose the skinny glass tile backsplash and bold orange stools. Marni Elyse Katz,, "Sisters build a relaxed summer retreat in coastal Maine," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of backsplash

1920, in the meaning defined above

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