Bathtub Replacement & Installation Services

Taking a warm bath is an excellent way to relax and unwind after a long day or stressful week. If your current bathtub is worn out, uncomfortable, or doesn’t fit your style, it can be distracting to your relaxation goals. We can help you replace or install a beautiful new bathtub to improve the aesthetics and comfort of your bathroom. From selecting a new surround material to putting a new bathtub in place, our team is ready to give your bathroom a new focal point. Replacing your current bathtub may seem like a simple three-day-weekend project. But many homeowners begin a bathtub replacement project only to realize it’s not as easy as it sounds. Our plumbing repair company has the experience, skills, and tools necessary to make any bathtub replacement or installation a breeze. Our friendly local plumbers explain every step of the process, including whether any structural repairs are needed from mold growth or water leaks. Whether your current residential bathtub needs an upgrade or you want to find the perfect model for a new construction project, our Ocala and Gainesville plumbers at Sunshine Plumbing and Gas has you covered. Contact us today!


What Issues Indicate The Need For Bathtub Replacement?

A quality bathtub provides elegance and function to a bathroom. However, a worn out, outdated, or broken bathtub can be an eyesore in an otherwise attractive room. Our technicians have years of professional experience and use modern techniques to accomplish your residential plumbing needs. If you are experiencing any of the below signs, it may be time to replace your existing bathtub.


If you or your family members have a hard time getting into or out of the bathtub, or you find yourself tripping over the tub while in the bathroom, it’s time for a replacement. A bathtub should be function, practical, and comfortable. New bathtubs have a number of features that can be fitted to your lifestyle and needs, such as grab bars and handles for safety improvements or anti-slip floor covers and in-tub lighting just in case.

Unsightly Stains

We know that you intend to scrub the bathtub, but you’ve been busy. For some tubs — specifically old and excessively used bathtubs — the black, gray, brown, or other color surface stains will never come out despite the excessive scrubbing. In year’s past, bathtubs were manufactured with minimal features, if any, and were highly susceptible to stains. Bathtubs made today come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and features with stain-resistant finishes.

Continual Water Leaks

It’s possible that a small puddle of water near the bathtub could be from water splashing out while the bath was in use. If there is a lot of water, it’s likely that there are leaking pipes or even a crack in the basin of the bathtub. When you contact our Ocala plumbers for plumbing and water leak services, we will arrive promptly, inspect the issue, identify the source of the leak, and discuss the best options for solving the problem. While some leaks can be fixed, frequent repairs and recurring leaks mean it’s time to switch out your old bathtub for a new one. Contact us to speak with an experienced plumber in Ocala, FL, today.

When Is The Best Time To Install A Bathtub?

New construction is a great time to let Sunshine Plumbing and Gas install a new bathtub. Our experienced plumbers in Gainesville and Ocala can help you select a bathtub style that complements any newly constructed home. It is common to install a new bathtub during a home remodel as well. We’ll guide you through considerations, such as how big you’d like the bathtub to be and if a shower will be included before installation begins. Here are four popular bathtub styles our Ocala plumbers frequently install.

Whirlpool Bathtubs

A whirlpool bathtub is comparable with a Jacuzzi as both feature massage water jets to create a spa-like experience in your home. This type of tub is often larger in size than regular bathtub models and can accommodate space for more than one person at a time.

Corner Bathtubs

Corner bathtubs fit snugly into a corner of the bathroom and can be a great way to fit a larger tub into a smaller bathroom. Though the overall bathroom size can limit the size of a corner bathtub, most are five feet in length. The exposed side of a corner bathtub can be curved or straight, depending on the chosen style.

Freestanding Bathtubs

Freestanding bathtubs are also called a clawfoot or soaker bathtub and are usually much deeper than a regular bathtub. A freestanding bathtub is often used to create a focal point in a new construction bathroom and offers homeowners a luxurious space to relax within. If you are remodeling your bathroom, replacing a traditional bathtub with a freestanding tub can greatly elevate the space.

Recessed Bathtubs

Known as the classic bathtub, the size of a recessed bathtub is limited by wall space in the bathroom. Recessed bathtubs are permanently mounted in the bathroom structure, with a portion or all of the tub resting underneath the floor level. These bathtubs are great for kids and a great choice for smaller bathrooms.

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