# Archimedean tessellation

An Archimedean tessellation, also known as a **semiregular tessellation**,
is a tiling that uses only regular polygons arranged so that two or more different polygons are around
each vertex and each vertex involves the same pattern of polygons. There
are eight such tessellations, two involving triangles and squares, two involving
triangles and hexagons, and one each involving squares and octagons; triangles
and dodecagons; squares, hexagons and dodecagons; and triangles, squares
and hexagons.