Have you ever cooked spaghetti sauce on your stove, only to discover crusty splashes of sauce all over the wall behind the range afterward? Then, when you try to clean the sauce off of the wall, you discover that it has left nasty orange splotches all over your paint. A ceramic tile backsplash can keep the walls behind your range, sink, and counters from being stained with food and water. When you have a ceramic tile backsplash, the splashes that land on the walls clean up easily and quickly, without leaving any stains.
The kitchen backsplash is placed on the kitchen wall between the countertops and the wall cabinets. It protects the walls and especially the zones behind the range, the sink, and the places where you prepare the food, from staining. Your backsplash will stain, but the materials appropriate for it are usually easy to clean and maintain and are a far better option than just a bare painted wall or wallpaper.