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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The light blue walls, silver backsplash and black countertops give it a welcoming, cozy feel. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "Hot Property: This $875K Center Grove home offers a picture-perfect view of the Indy skyline," 5 July 2019 Kitchen remodel three years ago included top of the line appliances, hardwood/soft-close glass-door cabinets and drawers, large pantry with pull out shelves, designer tile backsplash and quartz counters. Pomerado News, "Home of the Week - 12550 Oaks North Dr., San Diego, CA 92128," 2 July 2019 Key conversations revolved around color palate and details that created the warm ambiance the Heislers craved, such as the pale brick that provides a classic accent on a wall space that’s not covered by cabinetry, major appliances or backsplash. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "A 15-foot island made this Chandler couple's kitchen the entertaining space they craved," 13 June 2019 Refinements included adding radiant heat to the floor, installing more contemporary hardware, and choosing new backsplash tile to coordinate with the tile in the pantry. Marni Elyse Katz,, "Trees made them fall in love with this house in Milton," 20 June 2019 Updated with thick marble slab counters, island and breakfast bar, and a decorative stone backsplash, the main kitchen also features Thermador, and GE appliances. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Spectacular Italian-style Eagle Ridge estate," 11 June 2019 If your Instagram feed is anything like ours, it’s filled with beautiful backsplashes and drop-dead gorgeous floors that can attest to Clamp’s contention. Megan Beauchamp, House Beautiful, "Alert: Encaustic Tile is Making a Major Comeback," 12 Feb. 2019 In addition to the counter cost, consider your backsplash as well. Joe Lindsey, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Countertop Materials," 9 May 2019 Use for counters, backsplashes, around showers and tubs or as a fireplace surround. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "GH Seal Spotlight: Caesarstone Countertops," 5 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of backsplash

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of backsplash was in 1920

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