One of the challenges with installing vinyl is fitting the strand round plumbing that is exposed. Kitchens and bathrooms frequently have obstacles such as faucet drains, toilets and handles around the field to be tiled, and also measuring them around may be tricky. To make the job easier, eliminate everything possible. Lift the toilet, remove some other thing that’s in the way and faucet handles, after you’ve finished the job, then replace them. Eliminating these things also lets you tile under them, which causes a job that is completed that is cleaner.
Measure from the floor, tub, alternative or counter point where the border of the sheet that is backerboard will match into the middle of the plumbing element. Measure in the vertical direction to the middle. By way of example, if you are cutting backerboard to match around a wall-mounted bathtub faucet, step downwards from the upper edge of the tub to the middle of this water supply pipe, and also horizontally in the shower’s corner or the edge of the previous sheet of backerboard into the middle of the pipe.
Measure from the edge of the sheet into all those distances in the two directions and indicate a pencil on the board. If the middle of the distribution pipe is 6 inches up the wall in the top of the tub and 24 inches above in the corner of the shower, the pencil mark for the pipe place has to be the very same distances from the borders of the backerboard.
Draw a circle on the backerboard based on the pencil mark. The circle must match or slightly exceed the pipe’s width. Center the garbage over the mark and trace around it, if you have a scrap of pipe useful. You can trace around a coin or other round object that matches the diameter of the pipe.
Press the tip of a sharp utility knife blade to the backerboard at any stage along the perimeter of the circle. Pull the knife along the line, scoring the backerboard.
Tap at the middle of the circle lightly before the line with a hammer begins to separate from the rest of the board.
Cut on this circle’s perimeter again, then tap it until the circle pops out of the backerboard.