In addition to requiring less maintenance in the long run, decorative and stamped concrete costs less than pavers and natural stone. This is especially true for large-scale projects like patios, driveways and covering foundation block work.  Natural stone also has weed growth that seeps around the edges. Concrete overs the entire area, eliminating the maintenance required for weed removal. Another perk to decorative concrete is the almost limitless colors and patterns to choose from. You get the natural variations of stone but with hues customized to match your current color scheme.