Im trying to install a tub in a new 60 x 30 inch alcove. The tub is fitting in and is flush with the existing wall but now I'm not sure how to make the transition between the wall which would be painted, the side of the tub and the tile surround. Second issue is that the new tub is not square, It is flush at the top but out and proud of the wall by 3/4 of an inch at the bottom. I sent an email to American standard to see if that's normal but have not heard back.
Take it back as defective if it's not to stated specs. Trying to wedge the bottom flush until the floor goes in could crack the finish, if it's just bent out & not actually braced out. If the back wall isn't load bearing, you can plane or cut those studs back, plumbing re-alignment shouldn't be a big deal. Or, add another drywall layer to the foreground wall & make up the remainder with the tile layer. Or. just add tile edging with an ogee type edge.