A pole tent is secured and supported by driving stakes into the ground; and so, it is not suitable to put a pole tent on concrete or asphalt surfaces. (Unless we are allowed to stake into the hard surface). A frame tent is free standing and can go on grass, asphalt, concrete, or a deck.
Frame tents give you more options of where you can set up a tent. They are self supporting and don't require stakes like pole tent. It allows us to put them up on decks, cement, or asphalt without having to drive stakes into the ground. We only have to anchor the corners and can do this by attaching them to cement weights.