Ground Material for Patio Cover Kits. Concrete is the most common of all patio ground materials because a regular, grey concrete is usually the least expensive and the easiest to install. Although it does not have a very attractive or unique look, this can be rectified by giving a concrete dye with a variety of colors. This is one way of making the patio a real extension of your home. Stone is another material with which a patio can be built. Obviously stone is very durable and lasts for many years with the right care, it also compliments many design ideas. Topped with patio cover kits to complete the patio, whatever choice you make for the flooring will be great.