I built this one in Cycles, and it turned out pretty well. The lighting is a little strange, since cycles is physically based, the complete lack of any background scene didn’t help it. All in all, I think it came out pretty well.
I really like the textures on the squares. Good work.
I got them from Poliigon.com I suggest checking it out, every texture is great, and has all the maps included.
Yeah Poliigon is great! I have created my texture repository from there. I used the surface imperfections in my bowling scene.
Blender Guru has been great for learning so far!