Backboards are often found in homes looking to prolong the life of a work space, as it creates a professional, wipe-clean border that protects the wall from splashes and spills. When professionally fitted along the wall of a work area, backboards also guard against water ingress that can occur at the join where the counter meets the wall, making it an investment design feature that will prevent wear and tear occurring over time. Backboards are larger than other decorative features, covering more wall space, which can save on costly redecorating in years to come. Often used to add horizontal lines to a room to elongate smaller spaces, backboards can also be used to continue the look of existing materials in a design, which adds to a high-end finish by paying attention to the finer details. Various colours, styles and sizes make it easy to find a match for many interiors, and to create a custom fit in different layouts.