When fitting a vinyl floor tile round an obstacle, such as a pipe. Always make sure that the tile is accurately positioned during the marking-up process. First, place the tile to be fitted over the tile in front of the pipe. Rest a ruler up against the pipe’s side and, using a set square to ensure accuracy, draw a line from the pipe on to the tile. Without moving the tile, draw a line from the other side of the pipe.
Keeping the new tile facing in the same direction, move it so that it covers the tile immediately to the right, or left, of the pipe. Again using a set square and ruler, mark the lines from the front and back of the pipes to intersect the first two lines and form a square. Draw the diagonals to find the centre of the square, and, using a compass, draw a circle with the same diameter as the width of the square. Cut a line from the back of the tile and cut out the circle with a trimming knife. Apply adhesive to the back of the tile and then fit it into place around the pipe.