**Squared, Perfect, and Other Tiled Rectangles**

A rectangle tiled by squares, rectangles, or triangles is said to be a "squared", "rectangled", or "triangulated" (or "triangled") rectangle respectively. The tiled rectangle is *perfect* if the tiles are similar and finite in number and no two tiles are the same size. If two such tiles are the same size, the tiling is *imperfect*. In a perfect (or imperfect) triangled rectangle the triangles must be right triangles.

A rectangle has commensurable sides if and only if it is tileable by a finite number of unequal squares. The same is true if the tiles are unequal isosceles right triangles.

The tilings of rectangles by other tiles which have attracted the most attention are those by congruent non-rectangular polyominoes, allowing all rotations and reflections. There are also tilings by congruent polyaboloes.

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“The coltish horseplay of the locker room,

Moist with steam of the *tiled* shower stalls,”

—Anthony Hecht (b. 1923)