How do I roughly cut linoleum to room width?

So far I had to replace linoleum twice and each time it was a room of something like slightly-more-than 3 meters by slightly-less-than 3 meters.

Linoleum is usually cut to length at a shop and then rolled up. Of course there's only a set of typical widths - and 3 meters is among those. So if a room is 3.2 meters by 2.8 meters one has to buy 3.2 meters of linoleum that is 3 meters wide and the roll is too wide for the room and won't unroll along the longer wall - it simply gets stuck. Unrolling it along the shorter wall introduces a new problem - rotating such a huge sheet without tearing it looks risky.

One solution is to cut the roll before bringing it into the room and unrolling. So far I used a plain old wood saber saw. Cuts well, rather fast and the cut is clean enough, but this just feels dumb - as if I was doing something completely wrong.

What other ways are there to conveniently cut a huge piece of linoleum to width before unrolling it?

• Did you ever get this resolved? If so, please give a check-mark to the answer or write up your own answer explaining what you did to get it fixed and give yourself a check mark. That will help others with this kind of problem know that this has a resolution and is a good place to look for their answer. Aug 3, 2020 at 15:50
• @FreeMan This is not the case where only one proper answer is possible. Aug 4, 2020 at 10:22
• I'm not sure I understand your comment. I'd image that there is more than 1 way to tackle this problem. Either the answer from Niall C. helped you enough to deserve a check-mark so others know it's useful, or it didn't and you should write and accept your own answer telling the world what you did. Aug 4, 2020 at 11:51
• @FreeMan I already explained what I did in the question. Aug 4, 2020 at 11:53
• This is a Question & Answer forum. One expects to find answers in the answer box, not it the question box. Plus, having a check-marked answer keeps the system from bumping this to the top of the list every few months... Aug 4, 2020 at 12:13