Backsplashes started out as a primarily functional element in the kitchen thus the name. Over the years, it too has transitioned into a major design element in ones kitchen and bathroom. The materials used is as diverse as countertop selections. They can match or contrast the countertop. The backsplash can be a few inches tall or go clear to the ceiling, depending on upper cabinet location. Some of the materials used are ceramic tile, stone, glass, metal, laminate, etc.
Here's some examples of backsplashes that we've done.