kitchen backsplash
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You know that wall space over your stove range that's speckled with hamburger grease and barbecue sauce? Well, if it was covered in tile or other protective material, it would be called a backsplash. This versatile kitchen element not only protects the wall surface from stains, but it can also add an element of visual interest to the room. (Ummm, by that we mean it's pretty.) And we all know how girls feel about elements of visual interest—they like 'em—a lot.

The best materials for a backsplash are tile, metal, solid surfacing or other smooth and easily wiped down material. But a piece of plastic shoved behind the range isn't quite what we mean here. Introduce yourself to one of the many backsplash options with Solid Surface Backsplash Materials. Then save yourself some cash by learning How to Install Tile Backsplash, How to Install a Glass Mosaic Tile Backsplash, or How to Install a Solid-Surface Backsplash.

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