It's about function and appeal
Splash, or often referred to as “back-splash”,
is the portion of the countertop that covers the walls behind, or
on the sides of the countertops. It is most commonly seen in kitchens,
rooms, or anywhere liquids might come in contact with the countertop
often (i.e. sink areas). The majority of the countertops requiring
back-splash use a standard 4” splash.
get outfitted with a full splash which runs from the
countertop, all the way up to the bottoms of the upper cabinets
completely covering the wall. The 4” splash and the full
splash each have their own unique final look. The advantage of
the full plash is
the ease of
cleanup. The standard height of full splash is 18” from the countertop
to the bottom of the upper cabinet. Custom splashes of any height
can be created depending on your particular cabinet configuration.
In the case where your kitchen utilizes a freestanding range with
a range hood mounted above it, the measurement from the range hood
to the range will change and is unique to each home.
Splashes do not always have to be built of the same material as your
countertops. Splashes can be built out of tile, slate, or just about
any washable material that fits your particular décor. One popular
option many clients are steering towards is a tile mosaic in place of matching