Yes, it did. I think the idea is that the escutcheon will be of a diameter slightly wider than the hole, so it covers it (maybe verify this by measuring) and then you caulk it to the tile. But maybe different valves and their trim have different requirements -- that was just my situation.Did this apply to the tile as well? Thanks
The black plastic piece is simply a gauge that shows how close to cut the tile or wall board (durock, Hardi, etc) to the valve. Cut around it as close as you can or remove it and cut your hole smaller than the black plastic gauge, just as long as you don’t cover the holes for the bolts. If you look at the black plastic piece you’ll notice two bolts diagonal from each other holding it in place. Unscrew those bolts to remove the plastic piece. Then when you cut your wall board or tile around the valve make sure it doesn’t cover those two holes where those bolts screwed into the valve. You can cut it pretty much as close as you want as long as you don’t cover those holes to attach the trim piece.When I am tiling around my mixing valve, do I cut around the whole thing, IE the big black plastic circle or just the part that actually protrudes from the wall where the handle goes?