What Is the Difference Between Ceramic Tile Backsplash and Countertop?

A ceramic tile backsplash and countertop often go together, obscuring the difference between them. Both are available in a wide variety of materials and they are both used to enhance the appearance of the kitchen and complement the interior design done on the kitchen. Both of them can also be used as the focal point for the kitchen.

What Is a Countertop?

A countertop on the kitchen provides an area that can be used to display kitchen items such as bowls and containers. It is also used for preparing food or for storing small kitchen appliances like toasters, mixers, can openers and blenders.  Most counters are usually 36 inches in height and around 15 inches in width. Hence, it is also a convenient place for eating.

What Is a Backsplash?

A backsplash is used for protecting the wall from spatters caused by food and water as well as other messes that are common in a kitchen. The usual location for a backsplash is on a wall, at the place where the surface of the countertop stops. Hence, there is usually no gap that can be seen between the backsplash and the countertop. Most backsplashes are 18 inches in height.

When installing a ceramic tile countertop and backsplash, you may want to avail yourself of the help of a professional since the countertop must be perfectly level while the backsplash must be absolutely straight.