Choosing the surface material for your patio can be a difficult choice as the options are endless. Composite deck or concrete patio? Concrete patios are beginning to become more popular with homeowners these days. You may ask, why choose a concrete instead of a wood or composite deck deck? The main reason is that there are many more options available for concrete. Numerous colors, textures, and materials are available to choose from. Another important reason is stamped concrete has a lot less maintenance involved compared to a deck. A properly placed concrete patio will outlast a deck.